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Mutter Museum

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Neighborhood: City Center West
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Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-563-3737
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia...
This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, showcases medical oddities.
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Creeps you out, and that's a good thing

Dr. Thomas Mutter left Philadelphia and the world a museum filled with medical curiousities. This is so interesting, I ran out to get Dr. Mutters biography to learn more about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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south jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Dr. Thomas Mutter left Philadelphia and the world a museum filled with medical curiousities. This is so interesting, I ran out to get Dr. Mutters biography to learn more about this great doctor. Take a date, take your family, go with friends. It's not pretty, but you are drawn to every exhibit.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I was sooooooo excited to go this museum but it was very very crowded as I went on a weekend & pushy for everyone to see the miraculous findings. I continuously wanted to see more, have more descriptions of the items, etc. I did love the Civil War part that went thru everyone's side of what they saw in the... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Being a nurse I didn't expect to be creeped out by a medical museum, but the Mutter Museum gave me the willies. But could I look away? Did I leave in a hurry? Would I recommend a visit? no, no, and yes! Dr Mutter's collection is definitely worth a visit. The exhibit on the Civil War battle deaths (in which... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you have a curious mind about nature's oddities this is the place for you! They have the world's biggest colon, the shortest and tallest people. The soap lady. Shrunken heads, etc.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'd read about the Mütter in the past and had always wanted to visit. On a recent trip to Philadelphia I got my chance and, believe me, it's not an attraction to be missed. From the wall of skulls with the quaint cause-of-death listings to the art exhibit to the SOAP LADY, YOU GUYS, THEY HAVE THE SOAP LADY, this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum it was just so different from anything I have experienced before! It would not be for everyone as some of the displays are quite confronting especially the deformed foetuses in jars, however it was just truly fascinating even for someone like myself with no medical or science background. So if your after something a little... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Granted, I have not been to any of the Smithsonian museums, but the Mutter has been on my "bucket list" for the past 3 years. I love, love, love medical oddities and this is, basically, a museum of medical oddities. I was sad because I only had an hour to peruse through the museum and you definitely need at least... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The museum is small and interesting. Definitely worth a visit. Not great for kids. Also, parents visiting and holding their babies next to me while looking at fetuses in jars was quite impressive.I only had an hour. Give yourself 2 hours if you really are interested. You will need to read descriptions like museums of the past. The girl working... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A little macabre at times but really engaging. Lots to learn and even if learning isn't your thing - you cannot deny how compelling the displays are. I would rate this as a top Philadelphia attraction.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There's no doubt that this collection of medical artifacts is extraordinary, perhaps one of the best of its kind. That being said, if you're not a medical professional or expert who can look at a skull and understand its story, the Mutter leaves you hanging. Despite the beauty and diversity of the collection, there's very little in the way of... More 

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