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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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The Penn museum offers very detailed exhibits on Egypt, Ancient Rome & Greece, and some areas of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Don't miss this if you like Eqyptology

The Penn Museum was a real hit with the Egyptology fans in our family. The collection is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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+1 215-898-4000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Penn museum offers very detailed exhibits on Egypt, Ancient Rome & Greece, and some areas of the Americas (Southwest & Arctic Peoples). The space is itself is very interesting, especially the main rotunda.

Thank aquistbe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Penn Museum was a real hit with the Egyptology fans in our family. The collection is well curated, and the guard/docent took the time to teach us some hieroglyphics that added to our enjoyment of many of the artifacts. The garden is beautiful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a couple times and not really seen everything in detail. This is a surprisingly big museum with large Egyptian and Greek/Roman sections in addition to several others. There are some very large architectural features here, not just smaller artifacts. Well worth spending a...More

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go here you're likely doing it for their Egypt collection which is one of the best I've ever seen, The Chinese/Japanese collection was also very good. The big highlight here was probably the Sphinx. This is an excellent place to visit on a...More

Thank darkfalcon500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The focus of this museum is archeology and anthropology, with an emphasis on the Mediterranean area. We learned some amazing facts about ancient Egypt from a very friendly and helpful museum guard. The gift shop has a lot of fun items too.

Thank Renato M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good exhibits of ancient world and enjoyed the mound building apecial exhibit. Some areas were a little warm as there was no air conditioning, but that was only issue. Come on a saturday when parking cheaper and easier to get a spot.

Thank stephanie m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up in Philly we always called this place "The Mummies" - it's changed since then but it's still a great place to visit. We parked in the Penn Museum's lot and it is a flat $25 rate for parking. Ouch! Next time I will...More

Thank eyelove2eat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got passes from our local library. We parked at a nearby garage. It was an easy drive to the museum in Philly. The building is beautiful with brick facade and pond with fish. We found out the tour times which is significant because the...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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 11 June 2017

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
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Response from Joseph M | Reviewed this property |
Took 3 hours just waltzing through & reading, learned so much... The Egypt section is most impressive!