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Mutter Museum

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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 Museum is a 19th century style cabinet museum displaying medical artifacts such as anatomical specimens and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Centre West
+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They call this museum disturbingly educational, and it is both. I guess I am glad that I saw it, but it was very creepy. Be sure you are up for seeing tumors in formaldehyde, deformed babies, and skeletons and various body parts. It is well-displayed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cookpias
Reviewed 5 days ago

Like others have said in reviews, the price is steep for this small museum, and the displays are repetitive. Some of the displays verge on being voyeuristic. I was happy to get outside into the sunshine after doing a quick walk-through.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JillbPA
Reviewed 6 days ago

"Disturbingly informative" say the ads. Yes, or perhaps macabre, spooky and down right stomach churning. Where else can you see rows of human skulls, pickled fetuses, bodies of conjoined twins, gruesome models of skin diseases and deformities or an enlarged colon filled with 40lbs of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price I didn’t feel the Mütter Museum was worth it. Besides the REPETITIVE specimens inside (approximately 100 skulls or more, 100’s of pins and buttons people swallowed, and numerous fetuses-like how many of the same thing do I need to look at?), it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I travelled from WV to visit this museum and one other. I must say I was very underwhelmed. It was crowded. People were rude (not the museums fault). There were a few things that I was amazed by but it was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for older teenagers and anyone interested in medical sciences. For a quarter, you can rent a locker and leave your things since no photographs are allowed. There are cool things in the gift store to buy.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Fun4Teacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had the Mutter Museum on our to do list for some time. It is a very unique place and had some interesting displays. However, it was smaller than we expected. I was surprised by the number of wax replicas in use. If you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Druckey5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A super experience if you're into the human body / skulls / medical history. It's been on my bucket list for a long time and the museum did not disappoint.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pattyfabul0us
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Interesting place. Parking was not too bad (right around the corner). It was very crowded when we we there, though. Cute gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LiaTodd
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

The place is amazing. There are some disturbing images for those who are not familiar with medicine. Very interesting. It’s worth the visit. It could be bigger.

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from Kimmyndavid | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. We visited in peak vacation season over the Fourth of July holiday and were able to get in without a problem by just walking in. I don’t know if they have a daily limit or not.
June 6, 2018|
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Response from MutterMuseum | Property representative |
Regular museum admission is $18 with discounts for students, military, seniors, and youths. Admission is discounted to $16 (walk-ins only) on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Mütter Museum also participates in Art-Reach's ACCESS... More
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Kylie B | Reviewed this property |
We spent about three hours there. I read every single description and story they provided and lingered over several of the artifacts. The whole place is fascinating.