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Penn Museum

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

it has exhibitions of Egyptian, Asian, Continental American Indian, some European. It has 3... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sugar Land, Texas
A Nice Little Museum

Nice, although the text with the displays is aimed at the ten-year old level. A bit simplistic for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug S
Torrance, California
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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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 23 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 11 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
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Archaeology and Anthropology Museum of Penn is a joy to visit. One learns so much from each display. Well represented are The Middle East, Ancient Mediterranean, and the Americas.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I have enjoyed coming here for years and particularly seeing the mummies. A great place to take the kids for a day out in Philly.

Thank tricia55usa
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How long does it take to see the museum and how good is the egypt section?
21 June 2017|
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Response from rose762016 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how interested you are and if you want to linger on at certain exhibits. The Egyptian exhibits are very fascinating and there are plenty of things to see.