Please note that the Penn Museum is closed until further notice.
- Interactive exhibits and captivating displays
- Admire the largest Sphinx on display in the western hemisphere
- Discover an extensive collection of more than 1 million objects
- Learn about ancient civilisations across the globe, from Asia to Europe and Africa to the Americas
- One of the leading archaeology and anthropology museums in the world
- General admission to the Penn Museum
The Penn Museum, is one of Philadelphia’s lesser-known museums, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit! Boasting a huge collection of more than 1 million objects, Penn Museum is one of the world’s leading museums in its field and offers a fascinating insight into human history.
Greek gods and goddesses, Roman emperors, Egyptian pharos, African kings, Chinese dragons and more await visitors as they travel between Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Discover the oldest cities in the Middle East in the Canaan & Ancient Israel Gallery, look an Egyptian mummy in the eye in the Egypt (Mummies) Gallery and try your hand at writing Maya glyphs in the Mexico & Central America Gallery.
Other galleries focus on the Etruscan people of central Italy, as well as the first inhabitants of North America – Native Americans. The museum also displays objects from more than 20 countries across the African continent and features the largest group of Maya stone monuments in the country. If all that’s not enough to impress you, the museum itself combines an eclectic mix of different architectural styles which provide a striking backdrop for the galleries.
Before you Go
Opening hours (*subject to change):
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open late the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and major holidays*
*The museum or its galleries may occasionally be closed to visitors during exhibition updates, private functions, holiday closures, and other events
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