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Mutter Museum

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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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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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Not for the Faint of Heart...a fascinating, unique experience!

This is an extraordinary niche of a museum. It's exploration of medicine and medical practices throughout history is just fascinating. Some of the exhibits haven't changed in over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is very interesting and unique but probably not for those with weak stomachs. The museum itself is quite small but there is a lot to see and a lot of information about each exhibit. If you're looking for an alternative museum experience, I'd highly recommend coming here.

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cupey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it!!! Enjoyed everything it had to offer, from you personally listening about each story on your phone to a person explaining in detail medical artifacts that "helped" at the time of each weird/fascinating model in there.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating experience. really cool ambience. the museum has an Victorian architectural style that nicely complements that displays of early medical tools, skulls, and other items. it's a sort of medical museum of oddities. the admission price was okay. I wouldn't recommend the museum for small children.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an extraordinary niche of a museum. It's exploration of medicine and medical practices throughout history is just fascinating. Some of the exhibits haven't changed in over forty years, and that adds to the macabre nature of the museum. It has excellent special exhibitions! Kids of all ages will find something that makes it a memorable experience.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of oddities, a sincere non-commercial "Ripley's Believe It or Not" kind of place. A place to explore the macabre. Kids who are not too squeamish, and funky types will love it and remember it. A one-of-a-kind anywhere place to visit --nothing else like it.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Freaky array of life's curiosities. World's largest colon, two headed babies, giant man, soap lady, shrunken heads, etc. The side show of the 21st century.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Mutter Museum is a TREAT for everyone. It had a medicinal herbal garden. I became a member $55. Every time I visit the Mutter I learn something new. I think the membership is an EXCELLENT DEAL $55 (year). I live in Philadelphia, this is ONE OF MY FAVORITE SPOTS.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty awesome, even for someone as squeamish as me. The only thing I really couldn't bear looking at was the eyeball exhibit. Realize when going here that there's a lot of medical oddities, including a lot of miscarried or still born fetuses.

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Mountain View, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended museum for science lovers. It contains historical evolution of the US medical science. It is not meant for the faint-hearted. If you can't stand the gory stuff, then stay away. Recommended time ~ 1-2 hours.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years and had never heard of this until we went. If you find surgery, medical oddities and the macabre interesting and intriguing then you may find it to be above average. If you have a weak stomach and don't find this fascinating then it's not the place for you. A number... More 

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