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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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small but good

This museum only had 3 floors but it's well done and had excellent quality items to view. Cafe was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York
What an interesting little museum

I stopped in the Penn Museum during a football weekend that I spent in Philly and the museum is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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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

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Both of the times I've been here were on class assignment, but that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting while your in Philly. Located right across the street from UPenn's stadium and around the corner from the bustle of University City, this place has, to...More

Thank Bapenj
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I’m convinced that Indiana Jones worked here. A visit to this beautiful old-fashioned building (with some modern additions) will take you on a tour of the ancient world. You can see sphinxes and Egyptian mummies, Greco-Roman sculpture, and treasures from the Middle East, as well...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting art and exhibits-free to Univ of Penn patients-Vet discount too. Spent two hours enjoying all the foreign exhibits- Sphinx was the icing on the cake

Thank Retirers1950
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I was in Philly and came by after an absence of several years. I am spoiled by the larger Met Museum here in NYC and found the place generally not up to that standard. However, there are specific items of great interest in the Mayan...More

Thank Fox11354
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Though the layout is confusing, this is a fully outfitted museum, surprising for a university museum. A great place for locals and tourists with collections from across the globe and across time. Attractively curated and a great place for students to study/hang out.

Thank Sami L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had an afternoon in Philly to myself, in between my post-red eye flight nap and wedding festivities, and somehow decided on this place. It was a great choice. Full of artifacts from around the ancient world, manageable in an afternoon, centrally located, and not...More

Thank BRSkeen
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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
25 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
21 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