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Penn Museum

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (University City)
215-898-4000
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Ranked #22 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards...
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We booked the Chinese and Egyptian halls for our awards evening. Perfect setting, great atmosphere and great staff

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have been there many times for the First Wednesday of the Month lectures on various acheological and historical topics. Passing through the displays, they are very good, but mostly unchanging. It is worth a couple of hours if you are in the area. The Septa Regional Rail has a "University" stop within a block of the museum.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Who'd have thought to find such a great anthropology museum in a city mainly associated with all things American? Expensive parking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are always changing but timely exhibits. Members discovered King Tut's tomb so you know how historic and significant their work is. Our out of town guests want to go back the next time they visit.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect but this museum was much larger than I anticipated. When you walk into the first hallway you think it might not be that large but as you go on throughout the building you really get a sense of its vastness. The collections are located in different wings separated by culture/era/global location, such as African,... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Their Egyptology exhibit is 1st rate as well as Africa, China, Greece, and Israel The food in the cafeteria is good and surprisingly affordable

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

it is just on the verge of the Univ. of Penn campus.. so many many items to examine and look at. Mummies are featured. a must see as it shows so much from the past..

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Shrewsbury, Ma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Looking for 3000 year old mummies? Jewlery from Pompei? The Rosetta stone? Bones from the Lucy skelton? A 200 year old Indian headress? Look no further. The quantity, quality and variety of artifacts is staggering. It is impossble to see everything in just a few hours. The professional display of every item makes this museum a must see in Philadelphia.... More 

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Phila
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum has an Artifact Lab where you can see a conservationist working on restoring artifacts and ask questions. There is an Ancient Egyptian section with a giant sphyinx and columns with hieroglyphics that I love. You can see artifacts from Italy, China, Africa and Israel to name some. A cafe and gift shop are inside. Food trucks and restaurants... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Me and my husband visited the Penn Museum yesterday and we really enjoyed there. The museum is in the University City and if you have not been there, it is a good reason to go and enjoy not only the museum but the Academic city as well. The museum is smaller than I expected but has very nice collections and... More 

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