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Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #29 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Buffalo, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went to the Mutter Museum while in the area for a hockey tournament. We spent two hours there... definitely could have spent more time. It was small, but packed with information. Lots of reading, so not really for children.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum. Saw it on Mysteries at the Museum and just had to check it out. It was worth it. The museum has unique artifacts including part of edison's brain. It's just really cool. It's not the same old stuff you see at other museums. Plus it's not overcrowded. Check it out!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We had seen the Mütter Museum on the History Channel a few times and decided to check it out. It was very interesting and we'll worth it. A nice, quiet stop in a bustling city.

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Israel, Jerusalem
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201 reviews 201 reviews
156 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

A bit of the bitten center of phili and close to 30th st. central station, the Mutter museum is for sure weird. a good weird! the museum exhibits all kind of medical stories that are or were odd for their time. some still are. it's amazing to see things that people used to day from and today would have been... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was really intrigued when I found out about this museum and was excited to go. I was a little disappointed at how small it was, especially for the price of admission. The museum is very well kept up, but even besides by being small, some areas had hardly anything in them, while the main two story area you walked... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is an interesting museum if you like medical anomalies. They have a good collection of skeletons and skulls, fetus', and medical equipment. There is a Civil War exhibition that was interesting as well.

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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you like oddities and historically significant macabre artifacts - this place is the best in the US to attend. Inspired the Museum of Mystery in St. Augustine by yours truly but no one can touch the dizzying array of unusual items that the Mutter contains. A must see!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

So I've seen some of the tv shows about the odd collections in this museum and decided if I was ever in Philadelphia that I'd have to visit the Mutter. Well I made it to Philadelphia and despite the cold rainy day, traffic delays, and a long cab ride from Old City Philadelphia to S. 19th Street, we didn't miss... More

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Somewhere, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I finally made it to the Mutter after seeing a documentary on it years ago. It was pretty much what I expected, even after so long. I looked at some of the reviews with lower ratings. On the admission price, it takes a lot of climate control (electricity and backup power systems) to keep this place from an even more... More

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York, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This museum was great to visit once! It was very educational and fascinating. It is not for the faint hearted. It is gruesome. From pickled lungs to deformed foetuses. There is a lot of information that has to be read which may out people off!! But If you are interested in this area or just like weird unique things then... More

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