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Mutter Museum

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Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
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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INTRESTING BUT TOO CROWDED

Museum had many interesting oddities to view and research. Bring your reading glasses so that you can read each exhibits information. Recommend going during the week. We went on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Endicott, New York
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have any kind of interest in medicine or medical oddities in general, this is a great museum to visit. Lots of displays and stories about strange medical cases. Also a really nice little outside garden space full of plants that have medicinal uses.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mutter Museum is, for lack of a better term, cool! There is a lot to learn about the medical world and the mysteries that go along with it. I had never heard of it until my wife mentioned something about it. We spent the day out together exploring this amazing place and now I can't stop telling people about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those of you with an interest in medical history, this museum is unique and well worth seeking out. The soap lady from the yellow fever epidemics in 1793 Philadelphia and the body casts of the Siamese twins are singular specimens. And, there is more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the Mutter with two friends and we had the best time! It's perfectly vomit - worthy and totally fascinating. It feels like you're a fly on the wall of a spooky, old scientist's lab. It was so fun to learn about medical anomalies over the years and how they were dealt with before modern medicine really took... More 

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Endicott, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum had many interesting oddities to view and research. Bring your reading glasses so that you can read each exhibits information. Recommend going during the week. We went on a Saturday and it was crowded. This made it difficult to leisurely view and enjoy the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As someone who has an interest in Anatomy, visiting the Mutter Museum was at the top of my list of places to visit during our trip to Philadelphia...and it did not disappoint! There were a lot of things to see; such as shrunken heads, conjoined fetuses, an enlarged colon, and Einsteins actual brain to name a few. If you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For anyone interested in the mechanics of the human body - medically or artistically - this is an unusual museum of bones and body parts with artifacts that are centuries old. Fascinating exhibit of photographs (really huge enlargements) of skulls from various 'everyday' people from the past 300 years. Eerie but fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many awesome 'medical oddites' that will amaze you and possibly gross you out at the same time. Unbelievable that some of that stuff is real. Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Mutter Museum a few times and its always interesting. Not for the squemish because its mostly medical oddities of one sort or another. If you like that kind of thing you will love this museum! Not that big so its not overwhelming but its a lovely building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very weird and cool, but we were disappointed by the size and presentation of the museum. Some of the signage look like it was printed on a computer paper and taped to the walls.

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