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Explore Global Cultures

Discover North Carolina’s only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures.  Artifacts from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania illustrate the story of humanity past and present.  Learn about people from around the world through their everyday objects, ceremonial artifacts, and visual arts.

We hope that you’ll check out our exhibits and events, and plan your visit to see everything we have on display for yourself.


Australian Bullroarer

This artifact, commonly known as a bullroarer, is part of the Museum’s education...

West Mexican Bowl

This bowl is from the West Mexican Shaft Tomb culture, which thrived during the Pre-Classic...

Registration for Summer Programs Now Open

This summer, the Museum will present four Cultures Up Close workshops designed for ages 10 to...

Artifact of the Month

Each month we select a different artifact in the museum to highlight. See what we’ve picked for this month!

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