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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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Macabre and Morbidly Informative

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about medical knowledge, research, science, diseases, symptoms, and the lives of people who lived with amazing physical challenges. I learned a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lorton, Virginia
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A mixture of medical education with a slight old worldy tinge of sideshow. Wouldn't have missed it! Took the "trolley" to get there, no where did it say it was underground, be aware.

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Lorton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about medical knowledge, research, science, diseases, symptoms, and the lives of people who lived with amazing physical challenges. I learned a great deal from our visit.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My gf told me about this place and am so glad she did. This museum is filled with human oddities like conjoined twin and fetuses in jars. The fetuses were still born due to specific conditions so no worries about where they came from. Great learning experience for anyone interested in health or medicine and overall interesting for everyone.

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Mount Washington, Kentucky, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I like to visit more obscure or unusual museums, and this one fit the ticket. If you like medical oddities, this is the place. There is some information in there about the history of medical devices and such, but there are a lot of specimens of diseases. A lot of the models were made of wax which was a little... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a fabulous and unusual museum. That said, it won't be to everyone's taste. Our group loved it. Medical curiosities, some grotesque, some less so. Gives you an interesting view of how medicine was practiced in the past. We also loved the gift shop which had odd stuff for sale and we were able to get a few small... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Being in the health field, I wanted to visit this interesting medical museum. I wasn't disappointed. Reasonably priced and full of unique items, I thoroughly enjoyed this place. Be sure to read all of the bios on the skull exhibit, look for the dwarf skeleton (next to the giant), figure out how the "Siamese twins" accomplished what they did, and... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For the right person... a collection of bizarre medical specimens. Lots of information provided. Small museum but lots to see, if you have the stomach for it. Definitely not for young children. This is an old-fashioned museum. Nothing interactive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had fun going through the Mutter. The soap lady was great to see. All the other exhibits were great. I especially like the body parts related to different folklore

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Stephenville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

allow plenty of time to view all the exhibits. Lots of weird items from early medicine practices. Lots of skulls, bones, oddities, etc.. not for children under 12

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Falmouth, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

$15 a person. Based on prior reviews we were expecting some graphic displays. It was really pretty lame at best. Allot of wax copies of various items along with bones and skulls. The optical clarity of the the display glass was very poor as was much of the lighting focused on the display items. These conditions alone hindered the viewing... More 

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