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Mutter Museum

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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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Strange, but VERY interesting

I went with my fiance and a friend thinking this would be something interesting. Boy was I right! We started off with Einstein's brain and went from there. It got pretty gross... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I went with my fiance and a friend thinking this would be something interesting. Boy was I right! We started off with Einstein's brain and went from there. It got pretty gross at times, but the entire collection was SOOOO interesting!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting museum, and like nowhere I've ever been before. I'm sure if you've done any research you know what kinds of things are showcased here, and if you are of a faint stomach or heart you may not be able to handle it. but for those interested it can be very cool. I also think it... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The collections are all behind glass in big wooden cases, but even with that you can get up close and personal with a wide variety of both normal and odd specimens. At first we were a bit queasy about the exhibits but then became engrossed at how the human body can grow in so many different ways. We highly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Extremely interesting exhibit, from the photos of magnified cells to the shrunken heads, people horns and severed limbs. History lessons, medical oddities, tools of the medical trades and an intriguing view into the brothers Grimm. I found it fascinating, but was a bit uncomfortable with the baby exhibits. Might just be my Mom-ness kicking in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This museum is weird but interesting. I took my son & he was freaked out at first but as the time went on he locked in to the interesting exhibits. Take the trip, get past the weird stuff and look closer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you find the preserved examples of early American Medical training tools including books, skeletons, preserved fetuses in jars, instruments and skulls this is the place to visit. The amount of time needed depends on much you want to learn from these examples. Children should be mature to appreciate this museum.

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I would highly recommend a visit if you have a biology or forensics background. This is mainly an educational museum that exemplifies how medicine has been taught and how it has evolved over the centuries. The museum is small but packed with specimens that you cn linger over and be thankful that you dodged a bullet by not suffering from... More 

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A collection of body parts, skeletons, medical curiosities, and medical instruments. There was an exhibit on Civil War injuries which was very interesting. We went during the week and there were only a few other people there. Although the quarters are tight and it might get a little hard to maneuver on the weekends if its more crowded.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

a must-see on any visit to Philly, the museum of medical oddities is like no other experience. Strange, sometimes unsettling and always educational, with a wry sense of humor.

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south jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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