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Mutter Museum

19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
+1 215-560-8564
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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 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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19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Center West
+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My kids really wanted to visit this museum after seeing it on TV. The museum was neat, but overall, I would say it was not worth the expense and hassle. In addition to admission price, parking was difficult and expensive. Not worth the visit unless...More

Thank lmsaeb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

COOLEST collection of medical oddities - lots of conjoined twin specimens and skeletons but could be better with two suggestions: 1) the informative placards are typed out in 10 point (i.e. the small type you get in a college rejection letter) and are 2) placed...More

Thank KBBostonBoston
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came to philadelphia just to see the Mutter museum, and it was well world the trip. It would help to read Dr. Mutter's biography before going as it prepared me for what I would be seeing. I left with an appreciation of the human...More

Thank 315marys
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Positives: the Mutter is a gorgeous building, the exhibits were very informative and you will see things here that you won't see very many other places. Good variety for kids and adults, as long as no one is squeamish and you don't mind your kids...More

1  Thank CatonsvilleDad
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Expensive to get in. Worth it. Very busy day on sat. Wait patiently to see glass cases. Lots of interesting things on display. Kept us all interested in what's next. Not for the queasy. No photos allowed except in lobby.

Thank dianabrody
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This is a must see museum in Philadelphia. It is very crowed on the weekend but it is really worth a visit. The medical oddities are unique and fascinating. be aware that no backpacks are allowed in and no photos.

Thank JoeDassin1
Reviewed August 18, 2017

I thought the Museum was very interesting but for what you got maybe a little on the pricey side. There is a parking lot right next store and parking in the city is ridiculous. So I would go early.

Thank Chris-Scherfel
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We went to visit on a Saturday and it was VERY busy. They did have a sign out front that it was their busiest day. It seems like it was a little chaotic with people travelling in different directions and waiting in line to see...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We enjoyed the museum a lot. There is a lot one can learn here but it also has the appeal of the old side-shows with some odd and disturbining specimens. The enormous colon was a remarkable.

Thank rwcorne
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

I went to this museum with my daughter a few years ago and she wanted to go again. now that she is a senior in high school. She appreciated it a lot more this time because she had anatomy last year in school. We went...More

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August 18, 2017|
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Response from ChelseaNicola | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday and it was full to the gills with day camp children. I would suspect that later on Saturday might be a little quieter. Enjoy though, and don't miss the amazing Lisa Nillson art exhibit and the small... More
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August 7, 2017|
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Response from tina s | Reviewed this property |
I put my medium size back pack and my daughter put her drawstring bag into the same locker so unless you have a huge hiker pack there should no be no problem with the lockers.
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
I always use either trip advisor or yelp to find suggestions on restaurants whever I go. Unfortunately, I don't remember visiting any while I was there