The Ray Bradbury Museum is one of the largest single author collections in the world.
20th-century American author and screenwriter Ray Bradbury, crossed a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction. Bradbury was best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951).
Located on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Museum features its recreation of Ray Bradbury’s basement office and library as it evolved in his Los Angeles, California, home for more than half a century.
The contents of Ray Bradbury’s office and library include more than 100,000 pages of published and unpublished literary works stored in thirty-one of the author’s filing cabinets, forty years of his personal and professional correspondence (over 10,000 pages), author’s copies of his books, including extensive foreign language editions, and his working library (a combined 4,000 volumes).
The broader collection of papers includes manuscripts, typescripts, screenplay and teleplay drafts, story concepts, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks with original drawings and printed comic strips from his youth, and ephemera he collected documenting his travels, and more.
Also preserved is Bradbury’s original furniture, including his writing desk, paint table, bookshelves, and chairs.
Experience the world of Ray Bradbury for yourself. The Ray Bradbury Museum is open to the public every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for pre-registered 90-minute guided tours. Tours are free to visitors. *Photography is welcome, but no flash, please.
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Location and Parking
We are located on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis.
Cavanaugh Hall, Room 121
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Visitor parking is recommended in the Vermont Street Garage.
Visitors can enter through either the East or West Gate. The garage is connected to the Campus Center at the far East end. Visitors can reach the Campus Center via the First (1st) and Third (3rd) Floor stairwells of the garage. Cavanaugh Hall is across the street from the Campus Center on University Boulevard.
Visitors taking the Virtual Tour are encouraged to click on the sections below to learn about each area of the museum as you navigate through the virtual environment.