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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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Description: 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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If you are a Medical Person, this is interesting.

I am a medical person. This place was very interesting to me. My husband does not have a medical background. So he just would consider it average. We got in with a military... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Chickamauga, Georgia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

but I wasn't all that impressed with this place and felt it was way overpriced. Granted, we went on a summer Saturday after we had just spent 3 hours standing in one spot in the sun at the Phillies mural dedication, so we were very tired and hot. True, there were some interesting things IF you could get near them... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of this museum, and knew very little about it. Lots of skulls. There are drawers full of things that people have swallowed. There were twins that had been born joined at the hip. Very interesting to read about. How they lived their lives. They even had children. Spent about 21/2 hours walking through the museum. It... More 

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I am a medical person. This place was very interesting to me. My husband does not have a medical background. So he just would consider it average. We got in with a military discount (cost $13.00) - I thought it was well worth that. There was a large public parking lot right behind it, and we walked all over Philly... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I came here for the first time when I was in college and I can definitely say that I enjoy it much more now that I'm in my residency. The collections are incredible and showcase a variety of conditions that are rarely seen in the US nowadays. It's very educational and is something that anyone in the medical profession should... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A weird and fantastic collection of human cadavers and medical oddities. Be sure to go around Halloween when visitors often come costumed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Having been to bodies in nyc, I expected a similar experience which it was not. Mutter is all in glass cabinets and some stuff is hard to see and when it is crowded it's even worse. Some of the displays left me feeling sick but overall decent museum. Although I was once a nursing major and have taken many science... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It's a cross between Ripley's believe it or not and a medical museum. It's not for the faint of heart since there are skeletons, human organs and fetus skeletons and preserved specimens on display.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you are not a doctor or nurse, some the the exhibits were disturbing. It's a one and done kind of place. Very dark, weird things. Didn't hate it. Just wasn't my sort of thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was very cool and creepy. It was very short as it got crowded. The wall of skulls was the best part. The fetus's were a bit much but still very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Although possibly one of the more niche museums, worth a visit if you are interested in the morbid side of medical history. Lots of fascinating and unsettling exhibits that are not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of information about the pieces too, and being an avid reader I appreciate this a lot. However as they have... More 

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Additional Information about Mutter Museum

Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 12155608564
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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