The Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology exhibit gallery is located in room 1227 of the Old Main Building, at 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI. It is situated in the main hallway of the first floor of Old Main, and we recommend you enter from the Cass Avenue entrance and head up the entranceway stairwell to the main floor. See the WSU campus map for a visual aid. Metered parking is located along the streets surrounding the museum. Admission is free.

COVID-19 Information:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are asking all museum visitors to to fill out a daily health screener before they are planning to visit the museum, per university policy. The daily screener for guests can be found here.


Museum Gallery Hours:

The Museum Gallery (1227 Old Main) is temporarily closed for the remainder of the 2022 Fall Semester and will reopen in January during the 2023 Winter Semester, allowing our outstanding student volunteers and graduate assistants a well deserved break. Check back in the new year for updated hours of operation! Because we are kept open by volunteers we recommend you reach out ahead of time if you are coming from a distance so we can be sure there is a docent on hand.


For Reseachers

For scholars outside of the University inquiring about collections access, please contact us via e-mail with your request.
Responses may take up to 2 weeks due to staff availability. 


Museum Phone: 313-577-2598


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The Museum of Anthropology exhibits are hosted in our 1500 sq. ft. gallery, located in Old Main, Room 1227. The Archaeology Lab is outfitted with binocular and polarizing microscopes, thin-sectioning equipment, a kiln for ceramic analyses, photographic and reproduction equipment, computers and scanner, and surveying, mapping, and drafting equipment and software. The Anthropology library has a substantial collection of books on Michigan History, general archaeology, and Latin America; various series of local and trade journals; and a collection of anthropology-related videos. Wayne State students and faculty utilize the Museum spaces for conducting research, hosting public and academic events, and instruction in archaeology, museum studies, and anthropology. 



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