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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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Take the train if you can - Parking is expensive!

Growing up in Philly we always called this place "The Mummies" - it's changed since then but it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Amazing collection of ancient civilization

We got passes from our local library. We parked at a nearby garage. It was an easy drive to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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+1 215-898-4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Growing up in Philly we always called this place "The Mummies" - it's changed since then but it's still a great place to visit. We parked in the Penn Museum's lot and it is a flat $25 rate for parking. Ouch! Next time I will...More

Thank eyelove2eat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got passes from our local library. We parked at a nearby garage. It was an easy drive to the museum in Philly. The building is beautiful with brick facade and pond with fish. We found out the tour times which is significant because the...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

it has exhibitions of Egyptian, Asian, Continental American Indian, some European. It has 3 stories, but not too big that needs a whole day to visit. It would be even better if there were less groups of student on their field trip.

Thank likecomfort_10
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Nice, although the text with the displays is aimed at the ten-year old level. A bit simplistic for adults, but still nice.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Its near university, Nice place, OK collection. Nice garden to hang around. Mummies collection is OK but not as good as British museum in London. 3 floor, a cafeteria, helpful staff. Good for children.

Thank Randhir_Singh099
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I adore the Penn Museum! This is truly one of the most delightful museums I have bene to in the world. The sphinx alone is reason enough to trek there to see the collection. The museum is filled with unusual,impressive and remarkable items. The staff...More

Thank HappyMommy41
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Coming from the West Coast, I know very little about the Native Americans of the East Coast. So, the exhibits on the Delaware Valley Native Americans and how they were in many cases exiled were quite interesting. The Greece, Rome, Egypt, Etruscan, and Bible Lands...More

Thank traveltale
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed all of the exhibits and was able to get up close to history. Wish I could of made it to the archives.

Thank augie12345
Reviewed 10 May 2017

They do not have as many items comparing to other major museum. But, their collection are very well selected such as in the Egyptian and Asian and Middle East areas.

Thank Chan D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Penn Museum has a long history of making the millennia-old history of the Fertile Crescent known to us, and it is therefore gratifying that the Museum hosts the exhibit Cultures in the Crossfire when there are many indications that war has ravaged, even destroyed...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Took 3 hours just waltzing through & reading, learned so much... The Egypt section is most impressive!