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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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Great museum on small scale

Loved this museum. Very interactive for teens. We got to the museum around 10am and left at 3pm. We ate at the small cafe. Food was very good- Mediterranean beef kabob. My... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum. Very interactive for teens. We got to the museum around 10am and left at 3pm. We ate at the small cafe. Food was very good- Mediterranean beef kabob. My daughter had a vegetarian wrap. It's not overwhelming like the MET which I liked. I want to see everything and you can in this museum. More than we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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147 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deceivingly big with a diverse mainly archeological collection. I really enjoyed the Egyptian portion. Definitely worth a visit, although I found the $15 entrance fee high

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Fujisawa, Japan
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is the full name of this museum. It was established in the late 1800's and houses artifacts collected by the archaeologists of the university over the decades, such as the ancient Mediterranean World, Egypt, the Near East, Mesopotamia, East Asia, and Mesoamerica, as well as artifacts from the indigenous peoples of Africa... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is my second visit to this excellent museum featuring archaeological finds from cultures all over the world. I came this time to explore the exhibit of grave goods from the excavation of the burial of King Midas and the surrounding necropolis in ancient Gordion (of Gordion Knot fame!). First, though, I decided to visit some of the galleries I... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I wasn't a huge fan of this museum. It might not be completely worth the admission price, imo. A little boring. There are plenty of artifacts to look at and the museum is quite large. They do have special events every once in a while. Might be perfect for some people, but I found it a little dry. All the... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This museum is perfect for anyone that loves Egyptian artifacts, It is not large, but the Hall of the Spinx is a place where you can sit and believe that you are in Ancient Egypt. The museum is not too large, and some of the exhibits are better than others (I personally love Egypt and China on the second and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

My sister had her son's birthday party in the cafeteria. We each brought a sack lunch, and she had the cake and drinks. My nephew was turning 11, and we had a group of about 8 of his friends. They liked the Egyptian wing the best - especially the mummies.

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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a gem of a museum where there is a lot to see and wander through. It is rare to be in such a wonderful spot with treasures of the great early civilizations of the Ancient World. If you want to experience a new world of rare and unique pieces of antiquity then the Penn Museum offers you an... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Got into here on a joint ticket with the Mutter Museum- so not worth the price for either, by the way. This museum is a mix of old style and new style museums, so they are at least trying. The best exhibits were the ancient Middle East exhibits and the Native American exhibit. A lot of the museum was closed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nobody who is interested in history and culture should neglect the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Its exhibits includes items from Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese civilizations, etc. There are no Greek or Roman sections in the Philadelphia Museum of Art because the artifacts were loaned to the Penn Museum for exhibition on a permanent basis. If you want to... More 

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