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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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Artifacts from ancient Ur a must-see!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Sandra S
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip into Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania - plenty to see and amazing exhibits

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This Museum is amazing beautiful art if you are ever is Philly and looking for something to do on a rainy day go and check out Penn Museum

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum, laid out well with lots of space between exhibits to view without bumping into others. The rooms were a bit warm, but overall the visit made up for the temperature.

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