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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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  • Average12%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Centre West
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Reviewed today

My son wanted to go for his birthday. We went on a Saturday which apparently is a very crowed day according to a sign posted on their door. The exhibits were interesting.I am not a medical person and a little squeamish,but I did not have...More

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Reviewed today

As a child, I used to watch the Discovery Health channel while other children were watching Nickelodeon, so this was a definite interest of mine to see. While some people found things gross here, like tumors on feet or conjoined fetuses, I found it very...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding collection that helped the great brains of the time move medicine forward. Dr. Mutter was ahead of his time, his contributions were groundbreaking. These specimens tell the painful story of medical progress. If you feel "ick" when you think of the human body, go...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm usually fascinated by morbid things, but this was pretty out there. I actually felt a little nauseous for most of my time there. Check out some of the exhibits online and go if it seems interesting, but it's not for the weak of stomach....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok, this place is not for the squeamish. Lots of curiosities, including skulls, conjoined twin fetuses, cancerous body parts. My husband said the best part was watching the faces I made. We spent a little over an hour here. I found the temporary exhibit of...More

Thank yellowlabmom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Extraordinary exhibit of medical oddities will appeal to those with grotesque esthetic or scientific bent. The bizarre colon stands out in my memory all these years.

Thank Rebeca T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved visting this place it was so cool to see all the weird things. It's not like anything else. A must go.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this for children or people who aren't fascinated by the body/health/healthcare. There were so many really cool exhibits on different skulls and anomalies with the human body, we (two medical professionals) loved it. Not much to interact with here and lots...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a limited amount of time to spend and a lot to chose from, but I narrowed my selection to this one and the penitentiary because they're both unique and small enough to enjoy thoroughly in a couple hours each. I picked the Mutter...More

Thank HerTriness
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and kind of weird. Skulls & preserved babies & such. Details/instruments/etc from past medical procedures & other medical oddities. If you're into that kind of thing - it's a cool place to check out.

Thank Jenni H
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Shar922
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Response from pookala | Reviewed this property |
Minimum of an hour and a half. A lot depends on your level of interest in the exhibits. Some people like to read everything, others might skim. I’d say most people stay a little over 2 hours.
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Response from michaelbunero1959 | Reviewed this property |
Like I said it's not for everyone. I notice your from Gettysburg when I went I think they had a special event dealing with civil war injuries I don't know if that runs all the time. It is crowded but it moves I went about... More
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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.
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