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“Small, but plan to spend at least two hours”
Review of Mutter Museum

Mutter Museum
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$18.00*
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Mutter Museum General Admission
Ranked #44 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 14, 2014

We went to the Mutter Museum while in the area for a hockey tournament. We spent two hours there... definitely could have spent more time. It was small, but packed with information.

Lots of reading, so not really for children.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very interesting museum. Saw it on Mysteries at the Museum and just had to check it out. It was worth it. The museum has unique artifacts including part of edison's brain. It's just really cool. It's not the same old stuff you see at other museums. Plus it's not overcrowded. Check it out!

Thank heather w
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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

We had seen the Mütter Museum on the History Channel a few times and decided to check it out. It was very interesting and we'll worth it. A nice, quiet stop in a bustling city.

Thank KFCincy26
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

A bit of the bitten center of phili and close to 30th st. central station, the Mutter museum is for sure weird. a good weird!
the museum exhibits all kind of medical stories that are or were odd for their time. some still are. it's amazing to see things that people used to day from and today would have been fixed with surgery and other medical knowledge.
I didn't find the exhibition that disgusting, but if you know you're sensitive that way, try just the entrance floor and don't go down to the bottom level where more human parts are shown.
it's not allowed to take pictures inside and you need to deposit your bag so be ready for that.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was really intrigued when I found out about this museum and was excited to go. I was a little disappointed at how small it was, especially for the price of admission. The museum is very well kept up, but even besides by being small, some areas had hardly anything in them, while the main two story area you walked in had almost too much in one area. Note that photographs inside are not allowed. I am not in the medical field, but in college, I had been to couple medical schools and seen some stuff just as unique as this place. I was mostly bored at this museum.

Thank Chad G
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