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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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What Every Museum Should Be!

Working in museums, I may be biased, but this place is how every museum should be. Imagine a... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2014
Hong Kong, China

University is a pretty nice place to visit and museum was very good also. So many stuff to see, go... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2014
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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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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Working in museums, I may be biased, but this place is how every museum should be. Imagine a "museum" in your mind, the image that should come up is this type of place. Some absolutely extraordinary collections. This place is way underrated, which is nice...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

University is a pretty nice place to visit and museum was very good also. So many stuff to see, go there when you have enough time.

Thank junechild
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was visiting Philly with a friend and although I have visited Philly at least 20 times, I had never been to this museum . . . . there are so many things to see in Philly. . . . . . I was amazed....More

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Finally persuaded my family to come with me. They loved the exhibits. Too much to take in at one viewing. Very diverse presentations. Kids loved the mummies. Me too.

Thank minookajoe25
Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Penn Museum displays artefacts from several ancient civilizations: Egypt, Rome, Etruscan, Ur, China, Mesoamerica. Much of the museum's collection was dug/discovered by Penn-sponsored archaeological expeditions at a time (late 1800s to early 1900s) when places like Egypt and Iraq still allowed archaeologists from Europe...More

Thank CambridgeMike
Reviewed February 22, 2014

There are four main parts in this museum. I love the China one. You will see the most beautiful and second largest crystal ball there. There are also two horse sculptures and lots of other valuable things. They are history and deserve people's respect.

Thank Keji X
Reviewed February 7, 2014

I walked across the street to this museum after I finished a traveling workday at U Penn's hospital. I LOVE the sphinx! Permanent exhibits are so exciting, because I couldn't see that anywhere but at that museum. Additionally, I got both a student and hospital...More

Thank Pinkness3
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a very nice museum that touches on many country's past times and uprisings. I recommend this museum over all the rest; except for the mutter museum, that museum was awesome. We learned a lot as well as looked at beautiful artifacts that seemed...More

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Honestly, before visiting I did not expect that this museum was so good. I have particularly appreciated the sections about the Alaskans and the Native Americans, the one about the Middle East archeology, the Egyptian and Chinese sections, etc. All items are well displayed and...More

Thank YouBeeTs
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a must to visit museum if you have a heart for history. Very informational and educational. The Iraq exhibit is great to read through. We were fascinated by the artifacts and the experience from the excavation.

Thank Feng L
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November 9, 2017|
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Response from T P | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to use a flash in the museum. To do a photo shoot, you would definitely have to get permission of the museum. The artifacts they have in there are thousands of years old and irreplaceable. I'm sure they... More
Jay T
August 24, 2017|
Response from Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Amtrak will take you to 30th St. station and you would have to take a taxi to the Museum - public transportation is complicated
June 20, 2017|
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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