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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of old pottery, look for this museum in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania campus.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
University City
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"egyptian artifacts"
in 14 reviews
"ancient egypt"
in 12 reviews
"egyptian section"
in 8 reviews
"king midas"
in 7 reviews
"crystal ball"
in 6 reviews
"china exhibit"
in 4 reviews
"native americans"
in 6 reviews
"excellent collection"
in 6 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 13 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"few blocks"
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"across the street"
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"archaeology"
in 61 reviews
"mummies"
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"sphinx"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior of the museum as well as the interior that houses travel exhibits from around the world is breathtaking. Situated across the former Philly famed Franklin football Field, I found myself being drawn for a third time visiting. I began with the handicapped accessible...More

1  Thank Lulu S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penn has a significant collection and sponsors digs around the world. They sponsor traveling exhibits as well as interesting lectures. If this is your thing, check it out.

Thank lovetravel282015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Philly for ten years and never heard of the Penn Museum. I even went to Penn part-time for two years! My husband and his parents found a deal for a guided tour, so we tried it out. The grounds are stunning and...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

They had an interesting display on how ISIS has destroyed world heritage sites like Palmyra. Of course we saw the mummies and bodhisattvas we’ve seen in the past. There was a display from Jamaica. Food in the cafe was okay.

Thank NittanyLion70
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Penn Museum is a wonderful gift to all of us. The Egypt exhibit was excellent. This museum is bright and displays are well maked. I woudl go back again

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Located close to the main entrance of the Penn Museum, the Middle East galleries are again open to the public. Having traveled in the region some years ago I was eager to visit this extraordinary exhibit of art and artifacts from Mesopotamia. I was not...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

If you are not a student, the tickets are pricey, but the exhibits are cool and worth checking out. Try to find discounts.

Thank nmjr11
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Our 1st time in this museum and we were not disappointed. Despite some areas being closed off for renovations, teh easy layout of the museum made uo for it. The Egyptian section was small but very interesting and our daughter enjoyed it. The free wifi...More

1  Thank Mamaitaly72
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum (compared to the large museums), but we were impressed with the types of artifacts and the diversity of cultures they covered. They also had some people showcasing their research for visitors (e.g. an archeologist expert in bones, one on trees,...More

1  Thank Sandra Z
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Three floors of galley space feature artefacts from ancient Etruscan, Roman and Greek civilisations, as well as eclectic collections from Africa, North and South America, China and Iraq. The judicious layout and explanations of exhibits facilitate a wondrous journey of discovery, as well as providing...More

Thank borrum
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jessytorres1127
9 November 2017|
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Response from T P | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to use a flash in the museum. To do a photo shoot, you would definitely have to get permission of the museum. The artifacts they have in there are thousands of years old and irreplaceable. I'm sure they... More
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Jay T
24 August 2017|
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Response from Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Amtrak will take you to 30th St. station and you would have to take a taxi to the Museum - public transportation is complicated
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darkfalcon500
21 June 2017|
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Response from T P | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how interested you are in ancient cultures. I would say someone with LITTLE interest could still easily spend an hour in this amazing museum. A person with A LOT of interest in ancient cultures should expect to... More
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