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Mummers Museum

Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Address: 1100 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5497
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+1 215-336-3050
09:30 - 16:00
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Wed - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia...

The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of the new year. Mummers are costumed entertainers who dance and play music to welcome in the New Year.

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great collection of costumes from all eras

They had many insturments from over time, several interactive displays a tryon section for costumes. Hall of Fame is there as well

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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New York City, New York
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well! for the cost of a well deserved donation, you can TRY ON mummer costumes, see some of the awards and award winners UP CLOSE, learn a bit about how they are constructed, listen to some mummer music,and read (and see photos) of history of this unique to Philadelphia parade. The building, itself, is supercool from the outside, as well.... More 

Thank tressed
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

They had many insturments from over time, several interactive displays a tryon section for costumes. Hall of Fame is there as well

Thank Snack-Jack
Charleston, West Virginia
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a very different museum of many odd and weird medical abnormalities, instruments and more.For all who are interested in the history of medicine and medical treatment. It is very different and worth the visit.

Thank Patty D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is ALL Philadelphia, No other place in the world has a Mummers Museum. The 100+ year Philadelphia tradition is one of a kind, The best Parade in all of the US of A. The oldest Folk Parade in America has it's own Museum. A MUST visit.

Thank Phil A
Whippany, New Jersey
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205 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

You're better off looking on the internet for the history and costumes than taking the time to go to this dirty and dusty museum. Yes, the costumes are outlandish up close, but it's just weird....

Thank Carol C
Hudson, Florida
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As someone born on New Year's Day, every year I delight in watching the Philadelphia New Year's Day parade and the wonderful Mummers String Bands. I took a group of seniors from Ohio to the Mummers Museum and they were delighted to learn all about this wonderful tradition that is not known outside the Pa/NJ region. The Mummers Museum opened... More 

Thank nancy w
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a great way to learn a little bit about the history of one of Philadelphia most unique traditions -- Mummers. Lots of customs and props on display, and you can't beat free.

Thank Thomas H
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

My friend has always wanted to go as he really likes the Mummers. We got a personal tour of the exhibit and was amazed to learn so much about the history. It was cool to see the costumes up close. Very nice for relaxing visit!

Thank Beverly S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I, like so many in the tri state area have familiy members down the line somewhere who have been or associated with the Mummets in one way, shape, or form. The museum is beautifully done giving special detail to the rich history. I totally recommend this.

Thank Mugsy_Baby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We popped in here on New Years Eve so that i could show my girlfriend some of the elaborate costumes and help her understand what the mummers tradition is all about. We are both outa-towners but ive been to the parade many times before. Ron showed us around and personally spent about an hour explaining all the costumes, different clubs,... More 

Thank StevefromBelfast

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