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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Center West
+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This provides a comprehensive anatomy study complete with diseases and deformations of the Body with specimens in jars and skeletons. The collection began in the 19th century and carried forward. The Museum provides as one history of medicine and treatment with a concentration on the...More

Thank Hale F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mutter Museum is pronounced, "Mooter" to avoid sounding like a tourist. This museum houses a collection of human remains. examples of war-caused destruction and injuries to body parts, fetal abnormalities (teratology) and examples of surgical tools from the past and present. And, oh yes,...More

Thank BIKERX1013
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went because we both work in a hospital and thought it would be cool to expand our knowledge. Even working in a hospital we both encountered many things we have never seen before. It really shows the amount of medical oddities...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A look into medicines’ controversial past. The museum isn’t that big, but I enjoyed learning about medical anomalies, Einstein’s brain and more. There are many jarred specimens and skeletal displays, which may be disturbing to some. Take the time to read as many exhibits as...More

Thank Cam2Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting displays of medical history & oddities-- The museum is not for the faint of heart, especially the artwork made from blood! Very unique and worth seeing!

Thank 585effied
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went around 3:30pm on a Wednesday, place closed at 5, wish we were able to get there earlier, could have used an extra hour to thoroughly read all the info. Fascinating! Probably not for everyone but if you have any interest in the medical...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy or are interested in medicine and some medical oddities, this is the place for you. The museum is not huge, but as someone who is fascinated by medicine, it took me about 3.5 hours to get through because I read every label...More

Thank KLM3008
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went as a kid a long time ago and recently took my own child she loved it just as I did and we both enjoyed ourselves (fyi if your gonna go on a Saturday go early because it will get crowded!)

Thank salina r
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. Would recommend seeing it on a weekday though. It was WAY too crowded when we went on a Saturday (maybe because it was right before Halloween?). Difficult to see the exhibits because of the crowds. There is alot of reading which...More

Thank KSteelRobinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has an appeal for certain people. I am not squeamish by any means but by the end of the museum walk through I was feeling a little shaky. The wall of skulls is very interesting.

Thank Lovetochew
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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