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Penn Museum

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Neighbourhood: University City
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Address: 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 is filled with interested people who have breathed remarkable life and interest into this grand... More 

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washington-state
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 exhibits are all very well done. Penn has been a real leader in archeology, but... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank augie12345
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Chan D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 an ever larger part of the heritage of that region. Cultural treasures from the Penn... More 

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Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Kyle S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank tricia55usa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great and famous archaeology and anthropology museum with fantastic collections, exhibitions and programs. Major strengths in Americas, Ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, Middle East, and Asia. Special exhibit Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq was really well done. There's a small cafe too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

~ The Penn Museum is grand, informative, & clean. Walking through each gallery made me appreciate the history of the different types of human beings that have come before us ~

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