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Review of Penn Museum

Penn Museum
Ranked #40 of 458 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Across from the old Franklin Field is very easy to arrive there by public transportation. The museum itself is very large, hosting 3 floors of exhibits. Besides the stairs, there are elevators and each exhibit is marked on the map/brochure they give you. There are also students and faculty rooms in the adjacent building. Large cafeteria and well-stocked gift shop. I do suggest you take note where you entered as I needed assistance to find the door of which I entered. Because of the large interior, it is very easy to get lost...even a seasoned veteran!! The staff were very friendly, museum clean inside and out. A fountain filled with gold fish centers the outside atrium with benches to sit and relax for a while. On exhibits when I visited: American Indians, Egyptian mummies, ancient Rome, Greece, Africa and Mexico/Incas were among the fascinating artifacts and many young students visit here for school projects with interactive exhibits as well. An A plus in my book.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the unsung museum heros of Philadelphia. My favorite place to visit as a child, 'the mummy museum.'
Love going as an adult too.

Thank Harp4sure
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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 in that there aren't millions of tourists swarming around. But you can definitely spend an entire day here alone. Also, the museum cafe is very good and affordable, a pleasant surprise.

Thank Glubetrutah
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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
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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. We spent almost 3 hours and could have been there longer but our parking meter would have expired. If you are interested in archaeology, the history of mankind or anything having to do with the history/development of man, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

If you have an inquiring mind, you will enjoy. A "Must See" place to visit in Philly.

Thank ilivennj
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