The Penn Museum - University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Since its founding in 1887, the Penn Museum has collected around one million objects, many obtained directly through its own field excavations or anthropological research.

Exemplary holdings of art and artifacts from around the world include African, American, Asian, Egyptian, European,& Mediterranean, Near East & Babylonian, and Oceanian collections.

Highlights include a monumental 15-ton granite sphinx anchors the display of Egyptian architecture.

Please note that the Museum and/or specific galleries may occasionally be closed to visitors during an on-going major renovation project. 

The Middle East Galleries—featuring 1,200 objects, more than half of which are on public view for the first time—are the first newly-opened Signature Galleries. Up next: Africa Galleries and Mexico & Central America Gallery, now closed for renovations, will reopen in fall 2019. Please contact museum for more information.