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Review of Mutter Museum

Mutter Museum
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Mutter Museum General Admission
Ranked #45 of 469 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 August 13, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I had been planning to someday visit since college. We finally made it. The museum is interesting and makes meet want to learn more about some of the people involved. The wall of skulls is interesting. It is a somewhat sad museum because of all of the suffering it represents but it is important as a means of showing how medicine has advanced and is continuing to. I probably will not go back but it is worth going to at least once. Only downside is that because it is a smaller museum in a smaller space it can get cramped and hard to see as foot traffic picks up.

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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Medical museum housing the many artifacts used by medical students to learn about the human body, it's diseases and injuries. Included in the exhibits are medical instruments, skulls, skeletons, jars of specimens, wax models and a lot lot more. A bit creepy and weird, but very interesting. Not something you see everyday or anywhere else. Give yourself a few hours.

Thank Orlie K
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you enjoy seeing parts of bodies, jars that have hands and babies in them, skulls and such then this is the museum for you! I was really excited about seeing it, and knew what I was in for, but I also took my brother who is not into these things like I am, and he was not as thrilled with it as I was. Even though he did like seeing all the oddities, he did end up feeling a bit ill. The museum is small so it didn't take long to go through the whole thing, but it being so small, when it began to get a bit busier, it got a cramped and became hard to move about. It was a fun experience and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys oddities and such.

2  Thank kaitgar
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

it was something else to see all the specimens. Gross factor is high with some of the deformities they show! Beware of many many fetuses and babies in jars of fermaldehyde. I would imagine if you have gone through miscarriage or still born it can be hard to go through this place. Also, not sure why under 12 isnt free. Hard for many kids to go through a place like this with eyes open.

1  Thank elissa s
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had the good fortune to attend a private wedding at this fine establishment. This establishment has a fine museum of medical oddities, but allows for a fine and unique wedding experience. The bride and groom had Philadelphia's "Big House Band" as the entertainment and the seating, food and amnesties were fabulous. All I can say is Classy, elegant with a touch of class and history. Staff was top notch and very accommodating. I was just blown away.

Thank Treblok
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