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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 6 days ago

I loved this place, but it is not for everyone. If you like science and medicine, this is a must see. Makes you appreciate technology!

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suspect that most visitors to Philadelphia have not heard about the Mutter Museum. But, if you're looking for something a little different, and you're not squeamish, I would highly recommend the Mutter Museum. It contains a fascinating collection of medical artifacts, primarily human skeletons,...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be in the right frame of mind for this somewhat musty, but very entertaining set of medical objects, e.g. human body parts, from late 19th and early 20th centuries. These include several skeletal abnormalities, e.g. giantism, dwarfism, bone diseases, etc. tumors/cysts that...More

Thank PWHorstmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place to visit! You will find many human specimens and many deformities. I do not recommend this place for children, as it may be too scary. They have an interesting exhibit where you can see what your experience would be...More

1  Thank Justin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit and it was just as creepy cool as the 1st. We spent about an hour and a half checking out the various display cases. If you like bones and body parts then you'll like the Mutter Museum!

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If youre into creepy and cool sicknesses and diseases and how they effect and deteriorate the body....well then this place is for you!! Can easily spend hpurs reading about all the fascinating things that can kill\maim you...or just cause discomfort.

Thank Chaddington B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been wanting to go here for years. It did not disappoint at all! We took out two boys (10 & 13) and they loved it as well. The displays are really cool. It was a lot bigger than I thought. A must see if...More

Thank Yoyo F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank BIKERX1013
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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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7 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