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Mutter Museum

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Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 215-560-8564
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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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Local history but a little dry

There are unique things in this museum. I would not say this is a top priority for tourist coming to Philadelphia. If you are into medical history this is a cool thing to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are unique things in this museum. I would not say this is a top priority for tourist coming to Philadelphia. If you are into medical history this is a cool thing to see.

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Columbia, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone interested on how their body works will love this place. Definitely not for children or those who have squeamish stomachs. If possible call ahead to avoid a school field trip. Great gift shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very interesting museum that draws people to see Einstein's brain but is much more than that. You are able to see first hand how features of the human body allow forensics and coroners are able to identify people. You can see many disease states and abnormalities of the human body as well. This is a very educational... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought my eldest child and husband would like this museum, and that I, as a woman of science, would also get something from it. Barely into the museum I realized I had to leave, it was too upsetting to me. Evidently I am far, far from alone in that reaction. That being said, from the little I saw it appeared... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this. It's fairly small. We went on a weekday, which was great. I can imagine it would be tight quarters if it was on a busy weekend. I loved the fairy tale exhibit. We spent almost 2 hours here.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is small but fascinating. This was my number one thing to see in Philly and the staff kind of ruined it for me. The guy selling tickets was rude. The girl that was "security" in the main room was playing candy crush on the computer rather than watching the cameras but would occasionally yell out "no photos".... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a fascination with weird anatomy (and not squeamish), this is a place that can indulge your curiosity for hours! You can check out dissected brains, preserved body parts and even a giant colon (it's real) on display. Definitely a place to check out if you want a weird museum to check out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This medical museum has a collection of skulls, skeletons, tissue samples, and curiosities. Much of it is fairly disturbing, ut also engrossing: conjoined twin fetuses, diseased organs preserved in jar, exhibits on Civil War wounds, and the like. It's very informative, though, and will definitely catch and hold your interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Philadelphia for a medical association meeting and they had a reception and dinner here. I have had the Mutter Museum on my "bucket list" for many years and was not disappointed! The displays were well done and very interesting. If you like the medical sciences, this is a must see location. But don't bring your young kids... probably... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time here with the family. We went a few years ago when our daughters were in middle school and went again last week at their request, now both college graduates. The museum is laid out pretty well and has on display examples of just about every medical oddity you can imagine. I think the fee to... More 

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