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Mutter Museum

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Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, is one...

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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Neat Place!

This is a really neat little museum. We went on a Saturday around 11:30 AM so the place was a bit crowded, but we still managed to see everything in about an hour and a half.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really neat little museum. We went on a Saturday around 11:30 AM so the place was a bit crowded, but we still managed to see everything in about an hour and a half.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking distance from center city. Was on our bucket list of Philly museums. High ticket price of $ 18.00. Great for medical people, not for squeamish. Sat.visit, too crowded, could not get to all exhibits. All items are well maintained, behind glass, No modern exhibition methods. Maybe 1 to 1.5 hours visit. Very unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skeletons, diseased remains, medical history, it's all here. Plus a great exhibit about medicine during the Civil War and a lovely outdoor medicinal garden. We had a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is small but we spent about 3 hours here as there was much to read and see, they cram a lot of stuff in here. It is weird medical curiosities and some of it can be a bit morbid, we love that kind of stuff so we had a great time. It is also educational. When we visited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The musuem was unique and worth the visit. I thought it would have been a touch bigger. We went on a sunday at 330 and the place was extremely busy. People pushing their way through to look at something you are trying to see. If I were to go again it would definitely be during the week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard many people complaining how "Small" the museum is. It is plenty big enough in my opinion as most of the objects are small and dont need much room. You could spend alot of time hear just observing the pieces and pondering how they came to be here and how things like these can exist. Very interesting Displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mutter Museum is all about anatomical oddities. A medical museum it's filled with an amazing collection of skulls, variations on deformed bones, and medical maladies across the ages. Where else can you go to see the world's largest ovarian cyst? Or every variation of cancer and it's impact on the skeleton. Not for the faint of heart but very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As there are so many pricey items in Philly, get a coupon for everything! With that being said, this is a VERY unusual experience. It has some samples and topics that not most can stomach. If you are inquisitive and want something different, this is for you!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife is a medical person and had wanted to visit this museum of medical oddities for some time. We finally made it and it is all it is said to be, full of the macabre and gruesomely fascinating. So if that's your bag, then this is the place to go. For me, well, I sat out in the lobby... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit I'm easily put off by jars of body parts but others in our group (mainly Doctors) loved this. The displays are well done and it's certainly unusual!!!

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