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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a last minute mini trip to Philadelphia just to see the Woven Strands exhibit. It did not disappoint. If you are queasy, some exhibits may be disturbing, but I found everything to be used for educational enlightenment. We spent three hours there, and could...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had friends in from NY that had to go. I hadn't been there for decades. Very interesting. They loved it. I feel though it's a little too small for the $18 but who cares :)

Thank billy333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting, but not for anyone squeamish. Most of the displays are actual human bones, organs, fetuses, tissues, etc. Only a small percent are models. Even slides of Einstein’s brain are there. The display information is very thorough and informative. The downside is no photography.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disclaimers first: I've been in love with this museum since I was a teenager. I first discovered it when I was about 15 years old. It was a musty, bare bones, almost forgotten institution with a Hogwarts atmosphere; specimens in dusty glass jars on crude...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah... the Mutter Museum! A favorite museum of mine! Be warned, if you are a faint of heart, squeamish or get grossed out easy- the Mutter is NOT for you! Close out of this trip advisor entry right now and search elsewhere for your Philly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most bizarre birthday trips I've ever had, but a real find. From its large collection of skulls, tattooed skin, mis-shapes and human oddities, to the Civil War medical exhibition, an interesting and thought-provoking afternoon. Emily, you surprised me again.

Thank mathewpathew
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum certainly has it share of oddities, but we liked how they included historical medical people from Philadelphia, and the Civil War Medicine display.

Thank Julianne H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is truly awesome, especially if you enjoy topics like death, disease, medicine and oddities. They have a lot of specimens on display (some real, some not) so definitely not for the faint hearted. If you get grossed out at all, don't go. The...More

Thank Isabel B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating / creepy museum with things you'll not ever see anywhere else. I had to leave after about an hour because it was so disturbing but plenty of other people seemed to enjoy it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mütter was one of the most interesting and most unique museums I have ever been to. However, this is is not a place for the Faint-Hearted. The exhibits revolve around anatomy-anomalies. If guts and gore is not your thing, I wouldn’t bother coming. Personally,...More

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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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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
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