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Penn Museum, Philadelphia
(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Expand your knowledge of the human experience through the archaeological and anthropological artifacts displayed at Penn Museum. This site, formally known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, houses over one million artifacts from around the world, making it one of the most significant university collections in the United States. Plan time to visit the museum, which has carried out over 300 international expeditions, and view exhibits from Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, China, and Egypt. You'll have the opportunity to view artifacts from Iraq, which comprise what is considered to be the museum's most important collection, including the Royal Tombs of Ur. The museum has a long heritage: it was founded in 1887, and its library was established in 1900. Make Penn Museum part of your personalized Philadelphia itinerary using our Philadelphia holiday planner.
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  • 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....  more »
  • Well worth the trip into Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania - plenty to see and amazing exhibits 
  • 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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  • One of my favorite museums. It isn't located on Museum Row, so I fear it is missed by most visitors. But you'll find a beautiful, diverse museum with stunning permanent exhibits. Their Egyptian hall is worth a visit alone. Make this one of your must-visit museums when in Philadelphia.
  • I was visiting my mother at the nearby hospital and was wondering about the museum. Not only was the attendant very accommodating with the price, but I found some of the most marvelous collections of archeology and anthropology i have ever seen. The building itself is beautiful and now I am going back for a very interesting lecture series. Overall one of THE best museums in Philadelphia
  • For a University Museum? Well done. Some unique exhibits and I enjoy how they showcase Penn's contributions to the field. Worth spending a couple of hours, especially on a hot summer's day. A place you go back to now and again.
  • This place is one of the best museum in philly because it has so many things to learn from about cultures from around the world. What I liked most about this musium is that, they have tour guides, and any question you got they answer it all.
  • Such a cool place!! This was by far one of the best places we visited while living in PA. Soooo so so much history and it was just absolutely packed, wall to wall, floor to ceiling with incredible artifacts. There's something here for everyone and the interactive exhibits were a nice touch. Easy to get to, decent parking structure around the corner and peaceful.