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Penn Museum

Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (University City)
Phone Number: 215-898-4000
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Ranked #24 of 254 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in history or architecture or archaeology, this is the place for you. Its collections are innumerable and its displays are well curated. I think this might be my all time favorite museum. If you have the opportunity, take one of the tours or classes/lectures and you won't be disappointed.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for the holidays and are soon to travel to Egypt so we were interested in seeing the Egyptian portion of this museum. Have been here several times in the past and always enjoyed it. Since we have been studying some history of ancient Egypt in preparation for our trip, we found the artifacts... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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50 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 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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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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