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Mutter Museum

Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
Phone Number: 215-563-3737
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Ranked #36 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, showcases medical oddities.
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, showcases medical oddities.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great anatomic, pathological, toxicologic and General medical findings from the 1700s to the present. Shouldn't me missed if your stomach can take it!

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Croydon, PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the Mutter for his birthday. I had gone many years ago as part of a high school field trip and was eager to return. We visited after Christmas and found that the museum was packed! The main room in the top floor was a bit difficult to navigate at times but the displays were worth... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our visit was horrible. The museum was way over crowded for the small space. The displays were too high and too low so i had to crouch down on my knees or stand on tippy toes to see the specimens. Also no staff were there to direct the flow of visitors and everyone was on top of one another bumping... More 

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There are some pretty incredible and unusual exhibits here. I am a medical doctor so this did not disturb me but be warned--there are a lot of specimens in glass jars, in fact that is about 1/2 of the museum. There are Siamese twins, children with large heads/small heads, pretty much any birth defect you can imagine. It is all... More 

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bel air, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It seemed as if the Mutter was only half open-the museum looks huge but the inside was small. Part of it was blocked off, so we only had the left side to see the exhibits. Lighting and signage are very bad so reading about the specimens can be quite frustrating, especially if there is a crowd. I went to satisfy... More 

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boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I like this place, and was last there maybe 20 years ago. The years have been kind to this museum of medical oddities. Where else will you see the skeletons of conjoined twins and dwarfs and giants?! I'm sad they no longer offer a yearly calendar for sale.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I saw this museum on tv and had wanted to go for years. They have little to see and lots of the same stuff over and over. This is the worst place I have ever visited. Don't waste your money.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

From things found in peoples stomachs, to "pickled punks" every thing odd and macabre under one roof. This museum is not your run-of -the-mill painting / stuffed animal walkthrough. Your rebelling ,goth son or daughter will be shocked into loving you. Not however for the easily shocked, or disgusted. It is officially a medical museum, but it is chocked full... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great attraction that is not for those with a weak stomach! Although I saw a lot of children there, I only brought my 13 year old and not my 10 year old. The multiple fetuses in jars were a bit disturbing. This place does get very crowded so it would be nice if the museum offered a... More 

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Southern Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a unique place! So much to look at! Kids under 10 might be bored. No talking or taking pictures - too bad! Go on a weekday if possible - Saturday was way too crowded, making us feel rushed.

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