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Mummers Museum

1100 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5497
+1 215-336-3050
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Mummers

A very nice trip through the making of a Mummer....many costumes on display and a very well... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
satking
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Newport, RI
it's free! and fun! and FANCY!

Well! for the cost of a well deserved donation, you can TRY ON mummer costumes, see some of the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Suz S
,
New York City, New York
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The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of the new year. Mummers are costumed entertainers who dance and play music to welcome in the New Year.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
24 Feb 2018
“Mummers”
10 Apr 2017
“it's free! and fun! and FANCY!”
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1100 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5497
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

A very nice trip through the making of a Mummer....many costumes on display and a very well informed young lady to explain how it all works

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well! for the cost of a well deserved donation, you can TRY ON mummer costumes, see some of the awards and award winners UP CLOSE, learn a bit about how they are constructed, listen to some mummer music,and read (and see photos) of history of...More

Thank Suz S
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

They had many insturments from over time, several interactive displays a tryon section for costumes. Hall of Fame is there as well

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is ALL Philadelphia, No other place in the world has a Mummers Museum. The 100+ year Philadelphia tradition is one of a kind, The best Parade in all of the US of A. The oldest Folk Parade in America has it's own Museum....More

Thank Phil A
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

You're better off looking on the internet for the history and costumes than taking the time to go to this dirty and dusty museum. Yes, the costumes are outlandish up close, but it's just weird....

2  Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

As someone born on New Year's Day, every year I delight in watching the Philadelphia New Year's Day parade and the wonderful Mummers String Bands. I took a group of seniors from Ohio to the Mummers Museum and they were delighted to learn all about...More

Thank nancy w
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a great way to learn a little bit about the history of one of Philadelphia most unique traditions -- Mummers. Lots of customs and props on display, and you can't beat free.

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

My friend has always wanted to go as he really likes the Mummers. We got a personal tour of the exhibit and was amazed to learn so much about the history. It was cool to see the costumes up close. Very nice for relaxing visit!

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I, like so many in the tri state area have familiy members down the line somewhere who have been or associated with the Mummets in one way, shape, or form. The museum is beautifully done giving special detail to the rich history. I totally recommend...More

Thank Mugsy_Baby
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

We popped in here on New Years Eve so that i could show my girlfriend some of the elaborate costumes and help her understand what the mummers tradition is all about. We are both outa-towners but ive been to the parade many times before. Ron...More

Thank StevefromBelfast
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