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Mutter Museum

19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
+1 215-560-8564
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This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, is one of the finest medical history museums in America. The Mütter is a 19th century style cabinet museum displaying medical artifacts such as anatomical specimens and medical instruments. Marvel at the beauty and strangeness of the human body. The Mütter is home to many notorious exhibits including Harry Eastlack's skeleton, the Megacolon, the Soap Lady, and the Hyrtl Skull Collection. It's also the only place to have pieces of Einstein's brain on display. Admission to the museum also includes admission to the Thomson Art Gallery, featuring medical-themed art, and the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden. A visit to the Mütter is unforgettable...prepare yourself to be disturbingly informed.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Center West
+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to visit on a Saturday and it was VERY busy. They did have a sign out front that it was their busiest day. It seems like it was a little chaotic with people travelling in different directions and waiting in line to see...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the museum a lot. There is a lot one can learn here but it also has the appeal of the old side-shows with some odd and disturbining specimens. The enormous colon was a remarkable.

Thank rwcorne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went to this museum with my daughter a few years ago and she wanted to go again. now that she is a senior in high school. She appreciated it a lot more this time because she had anatomy last year in school. We went...More

Thank bupper66
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fascinating museum of medical oddities. It was very crowded with summer camp children when we visited. We (50 somethings) were probably a more grossed out by some of the exhibits than they were! The current art exhibition of collage by Lisa Nillson (through Jan....More

Thank ChelseaNicola
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After reading mixed reviews, I went into the Mutter with a critical eye. I love odd things and was really looking forward to seeing some obscure and odd curiosities. Like others have stated, the museum is quite small and compact, which gives it an old...More

Thank openadventure
Reviewed 6 days ago

Curious but interesting museum of medical oddities. Teens are most fascinated. You may need fresh air and/or a barf bag before you complete the walk through. Many exhibits. Unique experience. A little like being in an OR during surgery. It is a challenge to view...More

Thank reelprof
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for the faint of heart or stomach, the Mutter Museum contains many factual displays about what we are living in. Right now (summer 2017) there is Civil War exhibit which helps visitors understand how the wounded were treated. Gift shop has some unique items...More

Thank sidder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum is the main reason for our visit into Philadelphia. This museum won't be every ones cup of tea but for some it will be a wonder to see. There are very interesting exhibits and a lot of information to go over. Backpacks are...More

Thank tina s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit with my husband and 2 teenage kids. We all enjoyed it, though my husband was a bit grossed out in parts. We thought the skull display was very interesting as well as the display that tied in Grimm's Fairy tales. Some things also made...More

Thank drbaker1994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the College of Physicians of Philly, this museum will capture the attention of teenagers as well as anyone interested in medical sciences and/or the human body. There are tons of human anomalies in exhibit, tons of anatomical, surgical and pathological artifacts to be...More

Thank Morella U
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Response from tina s | Reviewed this property |
I put my medium size back pack and my daughter put her drawstring bag into the same locker so unless you have a huge hiker pack there should no be no problem with the lockers.
24 March 2017|
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I always use either trip advisor or yelp to find suggestions on restaurants whever I go. Unfortunately, I don't remember visiting any while I was there
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Response from MutterMuseum | Property representative |
Photography is not allowed in the main museum galleries due to the sensitive nature of the collection. Visitors may take photos in the main lobby (there is a 'selfie station') plus the art gallery and the medicinal garden.