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Mummers Museum

1100 South Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
(215) 336-3050
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Ranked #236 of 293 Attractions in Philadelphia
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Type: Museums, Performances
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of the new year. Mummers are costumed entertainers who dance and... more » Owner description: The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of the new year. Mummers are costumed entertainers who dance and play music to welcome in the New Year. « less
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you grew up in the greater Philly area watching the Mummers parade on New Year's Day, you will find the museum about this unique phenomena particularly interesting. Lots of beautiful sequined costumes from years past on 1950's department store dummies plus videos and pictures of past parades. Our guide was very pleasant, enthusiastic, and is a Mummer herself. However... More

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Pennsy
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

As someone who grew up glued to the tv or dressed for frigid temps to stand along Broad Street to watch the Mummer's Day Parade - I really think you'll get a kick out of this place! It's fun.

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Bluffton
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

My family and i were planning a visit to the mutters museum and came here by accident. It is very dated. We decided to go ahead and take the tour. $3.50 each and 5 min later we were done!!! Unless you are a parade design person, just pass

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Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This museum could be very interesting with history and costumes, but it is old and outdated. Most of the exhibits did not work and the information was not current. The lady running the museum was quite interesting and informed, but the museum needs to be brought up-to-date.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Not a first priority place to visit unless you area Mummer or really love the Mummers. It is Philly tradition, but it is Schmalzy. Not for everyone.

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Bristol
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Right in the heart of the neighborhood where the music is made. There is one night each week that you can listen to outside concerts. Take your own chair.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great stuff from past Mummers parades and old costumes. Really worth the cheap entry fee

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Fort Myers, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Our visit was a MAJOR disappointment. I took friends from Italy here because they particiate in an annual parade much like the Fancy Brigades. After the build-up I gave them about the Mummers, it was an embarassment. The museum looks like no one has paid any attention to it since 1960. Exhibits are terribly dated. Many of the "interactive" features... More

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Philadelphia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Took my Philly native kids here years ago. Was sadly disappointed by the rundown and so-so exhibits. If you are a Mummers Fan you may have a better experience. I hope so.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

For the die hard mummer's fan, thie museum would be interesting. After a few minutes, the sameness of the displays becomes monotonous, You can dress as a mummer and watch videos of actual parades, but one visit should be enough.

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