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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 2 days ago

I'm from the DC area, so I've been to Walter Reed's museum at least twice. They have a few "fetus jars," but nothing compared to the number of jars that Mutter has. It actually was a bit too much; almost to the point of trying...More

Thank TravlinFool336
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This has a remarkable collection of body parts and a looks inside the body. There are many abnormalities on display with explanations of what caused them. The history of medical tools and techniques are covered well.

Thank Jgchicag
Reviewed 4 days ago

Upon entering you have to rent a locker for $.25 to place your purse, backpacks and jackets. No pictures are allowed also. This attraction is a little pricey but a lot to see if your into that kind of weirdness. 2 floors of bones, skulls,...More

Thank shellydehart
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is another place I've wanted to go for quite a while and I was not disappointed. If you are interested in medical oddities, medical mysteries and a little forensics, I highly recommend a visit here.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, I was thoroughly impressed by the array of items on display at the museum. That being said, I thought there were a few too many displays about bones. The ossuary was quite interesting, as was the exhibit on Civil War casualties. Maybe...More

Thank NJain101
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on a Sunday at 1pm without any wait. $18 per adult entry with a small discount if visiting on Monday or Tuesday. The museum is on the small side with two floors to view but actually quite a lot to see. Dr. Mutter...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is fascinated with the mutter museum and has been for years. I loved it probably more than he did. There isn't a guided tour or the paddles with the numbers to give an audio tour so be ready to read (which my husband...More

Thank Paisely B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history of medicine. Lots of exhibits and medical oddities. The bones showing bullet wounds and bone damage from the civil war era was an eye opener. I don't know what could have been worse, the injury or the way it healed. Lots of skulls...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what brought me to Philadelphia ... just very interesting. A lot of oddities on two floors . I purchased the tickets ahead of time which I would recommend. I had to lock my bag in a locker there so make sure you have...More

Thank Jacqueline Kay E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had learned about this museum in medical school over 10 years ago. I have wanted to visit since but was never in Philly. Well today was the day. Pretty interesting stuff. I was here on a Saturday, so it was busy. I was still...More

Thank Sarah R
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18 August 2017|
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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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8 August 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.
23 March 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