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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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Very neat museum

I went for the section about Egypt and it did not disappoint. I wanted to see the Sphinx and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerry R
A Must Visit

We loved this Museum! It is an archaeology and anthropology museum that is part of the University... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Jackson Heights, NY
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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
University City
+1 215-898-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for the section about Egypt and it did not disappoint. I wanted to see the Sphinx and it was a great experience. I would recommend this museum and go back again.

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We loved this Museum! It is an archaeology and anthropology museum that is part of the University of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1887 and the building is very beautiful. The exhibits were beautifully mounted and outstanding. We loved our visit there!

Thank LauraBarrett66
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This museum is often left in the shadows of the more week known museums but it is well with a visit. Their permanent collection is excellent and the special exhibitions are also very good. Usually no crowds so google them and stop in, you won't...More

Thank marimar2222
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The Penn Museum advertises a lot. I was under the impression with UPenn’s long history that th museum would have more of a collection. They have one or two displays of Egyptian art that is noteworthy, but it’s not an collection. They have a few...More

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We would definitely be back. A perfect way to spend a nice afternoon. Simply the best African display we’ve ever seen, especially the Egyptian portion. Learned a lot. We also ate at the cafe and were very pleasantly surprised with how inexpensive and tasty the...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Upenn Museum has two of the "Zhaoling Liujun," a set of six horse relief sculptures from about AD 600. The six memorialized horses lived during the Tang Dynasty. They were the favorites of Emperor Taizong, Li Shimin. Together with other decorations and monuments, the six...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This museum only had 3 floors but it's well done and had excellent quality items to view. Cafe was small and not much of a selection but had a guided tour of one of the exhibits.

Thank Anlisa
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I stopped in the Penn Museum during a football weekend that I spent in Philly and the museum is right next to the stadium. I got to visit it before and after the game. The museum is small but what it lacks in size, it...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I went for an evening with a friend and we went for a summer eve event of Cuba Music and tour of the museum. It was a very nice evening and the fact that you could tour the whole museum at your own pace was...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an amazing museum. We spent A LOT of time here. Staff very nice. Large section on Native American artifacts, African artifacts. You could easily spend 3-4 hours here but can also see what you most like in 2 hours. Very small gift shop....More

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9 November 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
24 August 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
20 June 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