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Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
215-563-3737
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Ranked #34 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

So much to see. Plan an hour or two to see everything, and there are things here you can't see anywhere else. The collection of eyeball diseases was pretty gruesome. More interesting than I thought it would be was the Civil War arm amputation simulation. Good collection of "pickled punks"--pictures of which don't bug me, but seeing them "live", well,... More

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Rochester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots of medical history in this museum lots of skeletons and people in jars, I'm a bit weak when it comes to looking at things dealing with anatomy so I was uncomfortable about seeing body parts in jars

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Galveston Island, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you have ever been to the Body world exhibit, this is a small version of it. It's mostly a early medical science and post mortem center for early Philadelphia.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Chock-full of actual human skeletons, preserved body parts, and other somewhat unsettling yet fascinating items and information on them. Very busy when we went (late August weekend) but worth waiting to peer closely at some items. Not for those with weak stomachs or young children who scare easily, but ideal for preteens who love "gross stuff" and budding doctors/pathologists/anatomy fans... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For the money I thought there would be more-it was very small and confined in this museum and allot of the displays where below knee level and it was very hard to get down there to see/read small print.

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Pleasanton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My daughter, who is a nursing student in Philly had been wanting to come here, so we went during our last visit. Really interesting medical information. Tons of models, specimens in jars, cross sections, skulls and medical oddities. The museum is fairly small so it's doable in an hour to hour and a half.

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place easily ranks near the top of my list of ‘awesome’ museums due to the uniqueness of its collection. If you have any interest in medical curiosities, skeletons, and oddities of the human body, this is the place to go. Their exhibits span centuries and cover more subjects than you could possibly imagine. If you’re going, plan to set... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As someone that is very interested in anatomy and bone structures in particular, I have been dreaming of going here since I first learned about it almost eight years ago. It definitely did not disappoint.The skull collection and skeletal oddities were amazing. Unfortunately, I was with two other girls that did not share my, shall we say excitement about our... More

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Jackson, Nj
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must for anyone going into the medical field. Also not for the faint of heart. Cross sections of all kinds of medical wonders, conditions, and deformities. Very interesting and if your in philly it's an off the beaten path gem of a thing to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is not that big, so take your time going through it. Its best seen on a weekday as its more crowded on the weekends. For me, the amount of people make a HUGE difference in my overall enjoyment, so try to go at a weird time! They have all sorts of skulls and different weird deformations. Its a... More

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