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Penn Museum

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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second favorite place to visit in Philly! The collections are spectacular and you can see the storage area with the mummies. This is an underrated site and is worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank xochristyt
pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting the Museum and the mummies! Hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed July 8, 2019

This archaeology museum is loaded with treasures and is not known to many people. So you will not find crowds here and you can get close and linger around fabulous collections, well-displayed and explained.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Thomas V
pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed an intimate visit to the Museum!

Reviewed July 4, 2019

Wide range of archaeology, history to be learned here. There is a quiet feeling of awe that many experience here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Companion45874
pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Museum! We certainly know that quiet feeling of awe—glad you were able to experience for yourself.

Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

I took my mother to this museum for her stay in philly. We both loved it. They have so many interesting statues, artifacts and mummies. There's an area in which you can see them restoring pieces and the process. They are renovating as well so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy you were able to visit the Museum with your mother and that you enjoyed the collections. Watching the conservators at work in the Artifact Lab is always a treat—hope to see you back at the Museum once the new galleries open!

Reviewed May 21, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania Museum has extensive collections from every culture area in the world. Of special interest to me are the galleries on North America, Latin America, and the Classical World. Right now construction interferes with getting from one floor to the other without...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thorough review! We hope to see you back at the Museum once the renovations are complete and the new Mexico & Central America Gallery and Africa Gallery are open in November.

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

The Penn Museum is one of Philadelphia's great museums. If you're interested in Egyptian history it's a must visit. It's uncommon for a university museum to be this large. You'll be happy you decided to go.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank IndyDogz
pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. Egyptian history lovers will certainly love the galleries (especially with all of the changes happening to the Museum and the prominent re-positioning of the Sphinx of Ramses II), as will those interested in the histories of civilizations from around the...More

Reviewed April 25, 2019

We thought since the museum was small we would only spend about an hour there. That was not the case. The Native American exhibit was so interesting it alone took an hour. This exhibit used interactive digital videos to share the struggles of various Tribal...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and we're so glad to hear that you so throughly enjoyed the Native America Gallery. Be sure to come back in November when the new Mexico & Central America Gallery and new Africa Gallery open!

Reviewed April 22, 2019

must see if in area and to take in philly experience easy to go by public transport. tickets could be cheaper. overall great

Date of experience: January 2019
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pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your thoughts!

Reviewed April 8, 2019

I would recommend explore floor 2 ( same as entrance) which has american history and middle east artifacts followed by Floor 3 . Floor 3 has cool Egyptian, Chinese artifacts. From floor 3 take lift for floor 1 which has African artifacts ( not much...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sheetal, Thank you for your thorough review of the Museum from your visit. The Museum is currently undergoing some renovations as we prepare to unveil our new Mexico & Central America Gallery and Africa Gallery, so hopefully by the next time you visit us,...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019

It has many interesting objects from different part of the world. I was impressed with the mummies collections there. Must visit if you are in the area. You can spend a 1 hour there.

Date of experience: March 2019
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pennmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Penn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

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No idea. If this is a professional photo shoot you must request permission from the proper office in the museum. You can probably figure out who this is from the website. NikaJunie
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August 24, 2017|
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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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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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