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Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
215-563-3737
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Ranked #36 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This museum, located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, showcases medical oddities.
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Naugatuck
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is like no other place I have seen and very interesting if you're into medical/oddities. I don't think I would take a young child to see it as it just might give him/her nightmares with all the sculls, parts of people, and even the inside view of the body but I bet older children (that understand these are not... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A terrific museum if you are in the medical or anthropological field or just have a curious mind about the body. It reminded me of the excellent Musée d'Anatomie at the la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier, (one of the oldest medical school in the world around 1180 ad).

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NJ
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33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Slightly morbid, Very interesting, little rough for a 7 year old due to some medical oddities. Has large collection of oddities from across the world such as the skulls from all over the world (wall of skulls). Mostly thieves that were executed and such. Kids loved going around reading about the different people behind these skulls. Definitely did not disappoint,... More

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I read the other reviews and have always wanted to see this place. It did not disappoint. Saw all kinds of human oddities from a medical perspective and learned a great deal. The wall of skulls was interesting. My niece wants to be a nurse so I thought she would enjoy this. I was right. We had a awesome time... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Basically the collections in the museum were put together to educate medical and science students -- many years ago I went there as a student before it had been curated. It was fascinating then, but is probably more useful now. The signs do help with learning, and the objects are interesting and sometimes beautiful in and of themselves.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We arrived early and we were glad we did! It became busy and it is narrow between the cases. We spent about two hours looking at everything and reading all the displays. I would think twice about bringing young children due to the real life content and visuals presented. Highly recommend going if in Philadelphia and want to see something... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

this is a very small museum . but worth a visit if in the area. parts are pretty gross, but others are very interesting . whole place takes maybe 15 min... the cabinets filled with skulls was an interesting site. downstairs: be sure to check out the corner with pieces of bone with bullets still stuck in them. my only... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum is incredibly interesting and a must-see. That said, it definitely left me feeling a little...uneasy. There's a whole lotta death. Whole lot. Still, check it out, just don't go before a meal. Or right after. Seriously, plan your whole visit around when you might next feel the need to eat.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really cool place. Can get crowded. Try to go on an off time. Not the best for kids. A tour would be helpful. I followed a tour for kids and listened in. Made it more interesting.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a very interesting little museum. My 14 year old felt otherwise so if you are the least bit squeamish, this isn't for you. There is a large collection of skulls with interesting facts on how the person died (public hanging, small pox, gunshot wound, etc). There are all sorts of specimens in jars (fetuses, conjoined twins, tumors, etc).... More

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