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Penn Museum

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Address: 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
Phone Number: 215-898-4000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Amazing Venue for an Event

My visit to the Penn Museum was part of an evening business event. The venue was lit beautifully with food and drinks presented in the auditorium area. Music groups were in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My visit to the Penn Museum was part of an evening business event. The venue was lit beautifully with food and drinks presented in the auditorium area. Music groups were in the entrance way and the Egyptian exhibit area. Guests were able to enjoy food and drink in safer areas and then wander through the exhibits throughout the evening. There... More 

Thank PiperJDrake
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Many interesting artifacts at his museum, including Egyptian mummy related items, Ancient Greek and Asian statues. Good place to visit while in Philadelphia.

Thank JordanJa72
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here every 3-4 months. I end up spending a good 5 hours each time. The Egyptian section is especially good.

Thank Kathy_R-Philly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Penn Museum is in University City (West Philly) and has fascinating collections from ancient civilizations - Assyrian, Persian, Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, etc. You could spend all day touring the galleries with well-done displays. A special exhibition, "The Golden Age of King Midas," runs until November 27, 2016. It contains statuary, jewelry, furniture and more unearthed from tombs. You... More 

Thank Stephen D
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have not been here in a few years and we were unaware that there had been a MAJOR redesign. Which seems to have removed an amazing amount of artifacts. We kept looking for old favorites which were nowhere to be found and entire parts of the world have now vanished- where did all the Oceana and Arctic exhibits go?... More 

Thank Connie M
Gaithesrburg, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Philadelphia has so much to do, in particular with regards to its historic past as birthplace of our nation, that this gem of a museum can easily be overlooked when planning trips to this city. Yet, as an avid museum visitor in my travels around the globe, this is definitely one of my favorites all-time museums. Its extraordinary Egyptian, Roman,... More 

Thank CyndyL
Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This very diverse museum is full of learning opportunities for all ages. Learning of the different countries like Egypt and Africa were most interesting. I especially liked the native American Indian display.

Thank mth58
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

As a student of Penn, I may seem biased when I say how fantastic this museum is for all interested, but it is true. Any given day there are collections of world history for our viewing pleasure. Besides, that it is the host to special events like Dias de Los Muertos which I attended last year. For all ages, it... More 

Thank Jo-Ann C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I love place, it great for adults and children. They have a large Egyptian collection and detailed explanation of what unique items are. The only bad thing I went on a 95°+ the buildings are very old and not air conditioned so it was a bit warm inside. Other than that I'm looking forward to going back at the end... More 

Thank Melissa S
Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Very impressed with the collections. Even have a garden to walk through. Accessible entrance is hard to find and food is not anything to write home about. A bit pricey for what you get to see, I would spend my money on another museum unless you are a diehard archaeology fan or student.

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