We just returned from a visit to the Mutter Museum. What a disappointment. First of all, the admission price is extremely high for the size of the museum. $15 admission for what amounts to one large room. If you look at the building itself before you go in, you would assume the museum covers the entire building.
The museum itself is very poorly organized. As others have stated, many of the descriptions accompanying the specimens shown are on very old, small, handwritten cards, now barely legible. Many of the most interesting things to see are on glassed in shelves that are at floor level, so you would have to kneel down and lean forward to actually be able to see anything, much less read the descriptive cards.
This is not a museum for the squeamish or children. Many of the "exhibits" are glass jars of fetuses with terrible defects. There is a large human skull exhibit, but as to its' purpose, one can only imagine.
There is no one to help you if you have any questions. The "guards" were busy talking, chewing or texting, and it seemed like their only function was to keep people from tapping on the glass or taking photos.
You can see this entire museum in an hour or less. The only reason it could possibly take longer is that you are waiting for someone to get out of the way, are trying to squat to read the tiny print, or get back up.
One of my traveling companions for the day said that this museum felt more like a circus side show, and indeed, a $5 sideshow admission would have been more appropriate.
I imagine if you are in the medical field, there are things here that would be an important learning experience. For the rest of us, not so much.
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