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Mutter Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum, located at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, is one of the finest medical history museums in America. The Mütter Museum is a 19th century style cabinet museum displaying medical artifacts such as anatomical specimens and...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Center West
+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is small; primarily a collection of medical oddities from a 19th century Philadelphia area doctor. The various medical displays are interesting and bizarre; especially the mutated and two headed babies. Worth a look if you are in the Philadelphia area; but don't make a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank david l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place kind of on a whim and loved it. It was full of strange medical stuff so if you are a queasy type this isnt your place. if you want to see the skeleton of conjoined twins or what a smokers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small yet well-curated museum is stock-full of medical oddities, ranging from gangrenous feet to oversized tumors, misshaped bones, and a fascinating history of the medical field dating back to the 19th century. It's not for the faint-hearted, and there's a faintly unethical air surrounding...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend took me here after talking it up for years. He thought because I was in the medical field that I would think it's cool. While some of it was interesting, I kept thinking that the people that provided their bodies or loved ones...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of the July 4th week. It was pay what you want day when we went. Though extremely crowded, we took full advantage of everything at the museum. With a daughter, becoming a biologist, this was educational without being in the classroom. We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MattRoelandts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I loved this museum. It was so cool and interesting. I just couldn’t get enough of this place. You can spend so much time here reading about all the amazing Medical oddities. Staff were very helpful with my daughter who was in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Markell38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I both have a nursing degrees, so maybe we expected more. The museum is small and terribly crowded. There's a few interesting displays, but not many.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lori G
Reviewed August 8, 2019

After seeing this museum featured on a TV show, I couldn't help but want to check it out. If you like the weird medical science, you will love this place.Specimens in jars, wax reproductions of deformities and general anatomy abound in every bit of space.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mindy G
Reviewed August 8, 2019

The Mutter Museum is a wonderful and interesting museum filled with medical oddities, skeletons, body parts and preserved organs, medical equipment and all the explanations to go with the items. These things are housed in a beautiful old building on 2 floors. Anyone interested in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank B A
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Museum of medical oddities. Mixture of educational and unusual. Well worth a visit. Bring the children.

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from Kimmyndavid | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. We visited in peak vacation season over the Fourth of July holiday and were able to get in without a problem by just walking in. I don’t know if they have a daily limit or not.
June 6, 2018|
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Response from MutterMuseum | Property representative |
Regular museum admission is $18 with discounts for students, military, seniors, and youths. Admission is discounted to $16 (walk-ins only) on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Mütter Museum also participates in Art-Reach's ACCESS... More
May 14, 2018|
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Response from G1ngerGypsy | Reviewed this property |
We spent about three hours there. I read every single description and story they provided and lingered over several of the artifacts. The whole place is fascinating.