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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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Better than King Tut exhibit

I was very impressed with the Egyptian exhibit. I thought it was much better than the traveling... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2013
Trizzabelle
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Seattle, Washington
Roman Mystery

The mosaic from Lod on display currently at the museum is a wonder to see. The amazing way in which... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2013
1superlady
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I was very impressed with the Egyptian exhibit. I thought it was much better than the traveling King Tut exhibit that is all the rave and more than twice the price. Some of the exhibits need work (North American exhibit), but others make up for...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The mosaic from Lod on display currently at the museum is a wonder to see. The amazing way in which this partial mosaic floor was found makes it interesting to see and consider how long it took to recover and how amazing it is to...More

1  Thank 1superlady
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Archaeological wonders, Buddhist art from China, Mayan calender mysteries, Egyptian mummies, Mesopotamian artifacts--this museum has all that and more.

2  Thank Frank C
Reviewed April 21, 2013

A few hours in the Penn Museum will take you through historic exhibits of many ancient lands. Penn University digs uncovered precious items from multi-nation exhibits. The Lod Mosaic (from ancient Israel) is a featured display. Other displays feature finds from Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Syrian,...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Maya 2012 exhibit was not what I expected & was pretty boring. The mummies were very cool, especially the working lab. There is a glass enclosed office (aka fish bowl) where people are actually working on real mummies and classifying artifacts. Very interesting! There...More

1  Thank MBMEsq
Reviewed April 7, 2013

My favorite Philadelphia museum with some artifacts that are thousands of years old from the world over. There's always a new exhibit attraction and every item is well explained to give visitors an appreciation of the culture from where it came. Everytime I visit there's...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The exhibits and artifacts at this museum are unequaled in Philadelphia. From countries all over the world,the collection is extensive...fascinating historical and some modern artifacts, including a few interactive areas and a place to see archaeologists at work. There's so much to read and to...More

Thank shefliesunderradar
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We live only 1.5 hrs from Philadelphia, and were looking for something fun to do on a Sunday. We decided on the penn Museum because my husband and 2 boys (9 and 11) really like digging and artifacts. We spent about 4 hrs there, and...More

1  Thank Ritawiebner
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Fairly easy to get to if you use the expressway through Philly. There are quite a few displays organized around a location (e.g. Egypt, Middle East). Special displays, such as the LOD mosaic with lectures. If you like history and archeology, this is a great...More

Thank brenirish
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I was excited to see the Lod exhibit. The actual mosaic was breathtaking being it excavated in such perfect condition from so long ago I do give it a thumbs up. However there was not much else to this. The rest of the museum was...More

1  Thank Akma4
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Jay T
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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
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Response from Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Time at the museum depends on tour interests beyond a walk-through. 2 hours would be good and there are a few places around the museum where you can have a coffee/tea/drink when you get tired. I recommend the restaurant for... More
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