Murray City Museum
Museum City Museum Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Friday: By Appointment Only
*Please note that with city summer events, Museum staff may have to close Museum during regular hours to help with events.
If you would like to schedule a visit outside of those hours, please call and leave a message for any assistance at 801-264-2589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Murray City Museum is located in the south wing of the City Hall building (the old Arlington Elementary School), but also has exhibit space in display cases along the main hallway within the building. The museum is a steward of artifacts from Murray’s history.
Museum Mission Statement
The Murray City Museum celebrates the heritage of the Murray community by fostering appreciation for the city’s past, promoting understanding of local diversity, and forging connections between residents, past and present. The Museum documents, preserves, studies, and interprets the history of Murray, including early settlement, community growth, industrial prominence, and modern expansion through exhibits, collections, public programs and research.
Declaración de la misión del Museo de la Ciudad de Murray
El Museo de la Ciudad de Murray celebra el patrimonio de la comunidad de Murray fomentando el aprecio por el pasado de la ciudad, promoviendo la comprensión de la diversidad local y forjando conexiones entre los residentes, pasados y presentes. El Museo documenta, preserva, estudia e interpreta la historia de Murray, lo que incluye los primeros asentamientos, el crecimiento de la comunidad, la prominencia industrial y la expansión moderna, a través de exposiciones, colecciones, programas públicos e investigación.
Land, Lead, and Leadership
The museum’s story, which is largely focused between 1870 to 1950, illustrates how the city moved from an agricultural beginning to a booming smelter town and how the city was created from the interplay between those elements.
History of Murray through Family Artifacts
This history of Murray can be told through the stories of the families that have lived here. The exhibit in the the hallways of City Hall gives a glimpse into the lives of a handful of families that helped form Murray over the years. Aerial maps are also used to help highlight changes in Murray city over the years, some maps dating as far back as 1937!
Groups and Appointments
- Groups are encouraged to schedule at least a day in advance so the staff is properly prepared by calling (801) 264-2589.
- Special appointments may be made for other possible times and dates and may be arranged by calling (801) 264-2589.
- Schedule a children museum tour (PDF)
Admission to the museum is free. La entrada al museo es gratuita.
City Collections & Resources
Our museum is staffed part-time and is sometimes closed during our posted hours due to circumstances beyond our control. We encourage out-of-state visitors to call ahead, so that we can make sure the museum is open for you.