The Church History Museum located on 45 North West Temple just west of Temple Square. The museum contains art and artifacts that tell the story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from its humble beginnings in upstate New York to the hardships of the Mormon pioneers crossing the plains and up to its present time as a worldwide church with a membership of 10 million.
The museum offers various displays, art galleries, tours, videos, photographs and many significant artifacts related to church events and history. Visitors can see a real covered wagon, like those used by the pioneers who settled the Salt Lake Valley, climb a ship bunk like those in which immigrants from Europe traveled on, see an original 1830 copy of the Book of Mormon and see art pieces from around the World.
Located between the Church History Museum and The Family History Library is the Deuel Cabin which was built in 1847 by one of the first Mormon families to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley.
The museum is a great place for kids, it offers many interactive displays and activities for kids to enjoy such as puppet shows, films, and costumed actors. The Museum also offers a small store where visitors can purchase postcards, books, music, videos and other small gifts.
The museum is open Monday trough Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Holiday Hours vary.