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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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Center West
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+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been before about 5 years ago. It's interesting but pricey for what it is. You need to know ahead about content in order to decide if it's worth your time and money. Nicely laid out. I wish I had something to say in terms...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked down from the Parkway, at first it was a little hard to find, but once there....well worth the trouble. Firstly, the building is just gorgeous on its own and a superb specimen of architecture. The little medicinal garden in the side courtyard added...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not like any other museum or destination I've been. It's a bit of a haunted house and science museum crossed into one. Dealing mainly with mortality, diseases and deformations, my only complaint is that it feels purposely gruesome which to me somewhat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took 2 young children. My 10 year old was fully engaged for over an hour. This is a great place for learning and appreciating the human species. No backpacks due to the space limitations in the formal museum but they provide lockers that operate...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was one of the items on my bucket list! Of all the sites we saw in Philadelphia - this was my personal favorite. My teenagers didn't have a clue about what they were about to see.They loved it! It was a great way...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and the children were in awe. A staff member also helped explain some of the items to them and they really enjoyed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy Ripleys or The Body Exhibit, this is for you. The bizarre medical oddities make it an interest grabber. The cost is $16 per person. Seniors and students get discounts. My family liked it better than the aforementioned museums. There are no pictures...More

Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creepy, fun. Interesting medical oddities museum. Make sure you open all the drawers and check out the medical instruments.

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only has this museum some of the most varied and unusual collection of a medical nature, including many oddities; but it is presented in a beautiful historic manner.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think you would enjoy this museum more if you are into medicine or like to know about the human body and different deformities. It has a great variety of exhibits but I wouldn’t recommend it for kids. The place is big enough that even...More

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paymeami2
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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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Anthony G
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.
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dajones64
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
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