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Penn Museum

3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
+1 215-898-4000
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Great Exhibits in a Manageable Afternoon

I had an afternoon in Philly to myself, in between my post-red eye flight nap and wedding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
Great Ancient Egypt Collection

Nice stop to make in a beautiful area of Philadelphia. The collections are rather good, but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence, New York
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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+1 215-898-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stop to make in a beautiful area of Philadelphia. The collections are rather good, but the Egyptology stands out among them. The staff did not seem particularly knowledgable, and it would have been nice if guided tours had been available.

Thank Chisnik613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish we were able to get in. The only parking structure near the museum was closed. How do you put a museum in the middle of the medical district and offer no parking? It was a waste of time.

Thank Sitarra
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 13 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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 29 July 2017 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 25 July 2017

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
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Jay T
24 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 Elisabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Time at the museum depends on tour interests beyond a walk-through. 2 hours would be good and there are a few places around the museum where you can have a coffee/tea/drink when you get tired. I recommend the restaurant for... More