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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: 12155608564
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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, 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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My husband and I enjoyed this rather strange museum which consisted of medical anomalies. This place is quite different than any other museum we had ever visited. If you like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Wallingford, Connecticut

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this rather strange museum which consisted of medical anomalies. This place is quite different than any other museum we had ever visited. If you like to see human physical oddities, you will enjoy these exhibits.

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Altoona, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was really disappointed with this museum. I have seen several of the Bodies exhibits and they were all intriguing and interesting and I expected this to be the same. Instead it was $35 for two adults and we were in and out in less then 30mins. No Joke. Its one small room and then a lower level that is... More 

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Wareham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had heard about this for years and finally got to it. There is some parking on street and a garage nearby. We found it extremely interesting, lots of not just oddities but informational items. The only thing that kept it from being 5 stars was that the glass on the cases was old/wavy glass and made it hard to... More 

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White Salmon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was not my cup of tea. The exhibits were more interesting than the regular exhibit. The stuff in the regular exhibit was sometimes marked, but not often enough. Most of the time it wasn't explained and I had no idea what I was looking at.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've visited the Mutter Museum numerous times over the past decade. While it is still absolutely worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of medicine and/or medical oddities, it seems to me that the "tone" of the museum has changed a bit over the past decade or so. The museum used to be strictly informative about some of... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome museum for those interested in medical oddities. It had some creepy exhibits but that is what made it so interesting and fun to tour.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So if you're into science and the human body this is the museum for you! This was the best thing I did while in Philly! Even though the museum is small it was so interesting and we spent 2 hours there looking at Everything! Some things you can't unsee! Definitely worth the trip if in you're in Philly!!

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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

You know they always show this museum as oddities and freak things. Now don't get me wrong I'm not into all crazy weird stuff but somehow a huge: and other things that have been shown on TV shows brings out the curiousness in me. So if you're looking for that you'll be disappointed, if you're looking for 5060 schools them... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very easy to get to off of 76, however we parked behind the museum and it was $22 for more than 2 hour. The Museum is in a beautiful building. The overall rooms were smaller than anticipated, however there are so many items to read and view, that it is truly interesting. My daughter loves this place.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Off the wall and creepy. This museum has so many bizarre things to see. It's like a Riply's Believe it or not. Each specimen is its own unique weirdness. This is the second time I've been here. I brought my daughter here more than 6 years ago on a daddy/daughter trip and she talked about it so much that I... More 

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Additional Information about Mutter Museum

Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 12155608564
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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