Museum is now known as Church History Museum

The Church has announced a name change for its museum in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Church History Museum, as it will now be called, preserves and displays Latter-day Saint art and artifacts from around the world.

The new name allows the museum, formerly known as the Museum of Church History and Art, to align itself more consistently with other Church entities, including the new Church History Library being constructed east of the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

“Although our name is being changed to allow for more effective branding and communication, our commitment to showcase the Mormon experience through artifacts and art remains the same” said Steven L. Olsen, managing director of the Church History Department.

Admission to the Church History Museum is free, and the public is welcome. Visitors can take advantage of a guided tour or walk through any of the exhibits on their own. The Church History Museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. ? 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. ? 7 p.m. It is located at 45 N. West Temple, just across the street west from Temple Square.