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Penn Museum

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Neighborhood: University City
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Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number: 215-898-4000
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If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of...

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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Tons to see

This museum is much larger than it appears. Lots to see and experience. The Egyptian artifacts are superb. Plan for time so that you'll be able to take it all in

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MaxMuscolo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is much larger than it appears. Lots to see and experience. The Egyptian artifacts are superb. Plan for time so that you'll be able to take it all in

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to see the mummies and Egyptian treasures as you walk through this Ivy League campus. Have attended many receptions and dinners there. A lot history and ambience "A Night at the Museum" film come to life.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is not that large and depended on your interest can be seen within 3-4 hours. My 14 yr old daughter is obsessed with all things Egyptian so obviously our favorite area was the stunning and extensive Egyptian section which has a Sphinx gallery, mummies, columns and temple doorways. We went through this selection twice because we enjoyed it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pa
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small and all of the museum can easily be visited in a day if you are a anthropology fanatic. You should plan on about four hours so you can walk around and take a break.. There are exhibits from around the world. My favorites are China, Egypt, and collections from South America. In particular, the feathers from... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Incredible little museum pack full of all types of artifacts! The children will love the mummies! Make sure you give yourself a day as there is a lot to explore and bring your glass as there is a lot of plaques to read!

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Albany, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was an underrating one from all aspects. It attracted fewer people than Harvard's. And many of its collections were unknown to the public somehow. In fact, Penn Museum is great in both Egypt and China. They had a sphinx (yes, a real one) on exhibition, and columns, doorways from one temple in... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Fascinating place with many great exhibits from Egypt, Israel, Africa, China and Japan, Middle East, Central America, etc. You'll definitely need a minimum of 3 hours to take in all it has to offer. It can be a little confusing navigating your way around each of the three floors but is worth taking the time to do.

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Thank GolferKen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a hidden treasure of Philadelphia. The collection is bar none and the original building and gardens are spectacular.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I arrived with only 90minutes before closing and so had to rush however I was not disappointed. The artifacts were amazing and the ability to take photos added to the experience. It was a joy to see ancient tapestry and carvings so closely and intimately. I enjoyed the Chinese and Egyptian exhibits the most. The museum is organized in such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This university's museum is a great place for laypersons to stop by and absorb comprehensive and stimulating excerpts of palaeontology , anthropology, and relics of ancient cultures.

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