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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 Museum 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. NOTICE FOR 2017: There will be no elevator access to the Mütter Museum for all of January and February 2017. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, home of The Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library, will be installing a new elevator from January 1st, 2017. Our new elevator will drastically improve access to our collections and events and visitors will be able to enjoy regular access as of early March, 2017. From January 1st - end of February, anyone unable to navigate stairs will not be able to get into our building. There will not be a ramp. Additionally, due to installation of an exciting new exhibit, access to the gallery currently hosting our Vesalius exhibit will be restricted from mid-January until early March, 2017. More details about this new exhibit will be released shortly. We apologize sincerely for any and all inconvenience that this will inevitably cause, however this vital and important maintenance to our historic building will greatly enhance our visitor experience going forward. Thank you so much for your patience.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Centre West
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I guess from reading earlier reviews we were lucky to go when it wasn’t so crowded, but I agree about the lighting and poorly situated exhibits. I also have a big disagreement about the “no photo” policy that I believe the museum claims is to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool spot for a reception. The museum is a true gem with many medical oddities. Medicinal history at it's best.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum could be interesting if you either in the medical field or have a strong interest in those areas. It was a nice museum but I personally did to find it interesting. I also had a hard time reading the placards next to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Mütter Museum based on the recommendation of my friend who had been there before. I was curious and intrigued. We visited on a Monday, hoping it would be less crowded, but we arrived at the same time as a large school group....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re interested in science and the medical field this is the museum for you!! I have visited twice and would go again!! Such an interesting museum from skull collections to diseased organs in jars this museum is so unique.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Philadelphia has much more to offer than the history of the formation of the United States. The mutter museum is a fascinating medical museum, with exhibits that range from strange ways bodies can decompose to large assortment of historical medical instruments. The museum, itself, is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first I was disgusted by the idea. But I went anyway with my sister and her friend. It turned out to be extremely fascinating. I loved it and it didn't smell bad in there like I assumed.

Thank Nata S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had wanted to come here for years. Finally came on a rainy day and was not disappointed. Very interesting, a little creepy, definitely worth the trip. You will see many medical oddities that I think you'd have a hard time seeing anywhere else. You will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have wanted to visit this museum for many years. The first building to house the Mutter Museum was completed in 1863. The displays were specimens collected to improve and reform medical education. The displays are respectful, but some specimens (displays) can be a bit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really appropriate for little children - some of the displays are a little disturbing, but I think it's appropriate for children over 13. That said, the museum as several halls of medical curiosities that will purplex and even astound. Overall I really enjoyed the...More

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Kittygirl8
7 June 2018|
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Response from MutterMuseum | Property representative |
Regular museum admission is $18 with discounts for students, military, seniors, and youths. Admission is discounted to $16 (walk-ins only) on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Mütter Museum also participates in Art-Reach's ACCESS... More
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Shar922
15 May 2018|
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Response from Kylie B | Reviewed this property |
We spent about three hours there. I read every single description and story they provided and lingered over several of the artifacts. The whole place is fascinating.
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paymeami2
18 August 2017|
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Response from michaelbunero1959 | Reviewed this property |
Like I said it's not for everyone. I notice your from Gettysburg when I went I think they had a special event dealing with civil war injuries I don't know if that runs all the time. It is crowded but it moves I went about... More
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