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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
City Center West
+1 215-560-8564
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all, I was thoroughly impressed by the array of items on display at the museum. That being said, I thought there were a few too many displays about bones. The ossuary was quite interesting, as was the exhibit on Civil War casualties. Maybe...More

Thank NJain101
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a Sunday at 1pm without any wait. $18 per adult entry with a small discount if visiting on Monday or Tuesday. The museum is on the small side with two floors to view but actually quite a lot to see. Dr. Mutter...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband is fascinated with the mutter museum and has been for years. I loved it probably more than he did. There isn't a guided tour or the paddles with the numbers to give an audio tour so be ready to read (which my husband...More

Thank Paisely B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great history of medicine. Lots of exhibits and medical oddities. The bones showing bullet wounds and bone damage from the civil war era was an eye opener. I don't know what could have been worse, the injury or the way it healed. Lots of skulls...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is what brought me to Philadelphia ... just very interesting. A lot of oddities on two floors . I purchased the tickets ahead of time which I would recommend. I had to lock my bag in a locker there so make sure you have...More

Thank Jacqueline Kay E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had learned about this museum in medical school over 10 years ago. I have wanted to visit since but was never in Philly. Well today was the day. Pretty interesting stuff. I was here on a Saturday, so it was busy. I was still...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an awesome look into how medicine has progressed for the last 300 years. There are things we take for granted and oddities that you may never see anywhere else. A must see.

Thank GARitterDVM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mutter museum continues to be one of my absolute favorite parts of Philly. I have visited it multiple times, usually to introduce a new friend to the place, and am always fascinated with the items on display. There are a lot of constants that...More

Thank idetektiv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been looking forward for years to one day visiting this museum. From the moment you are outside the door, to the moment you leave, it is absolutely engaging and spectacular. The exhibits were clear, fascinating and had lots of information. The entire museum...More

Thank Ramm27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have looked forward to going to the Mutter Museum for years and finally got to go on this last visit to Philadelphia. It was interesting but a little of a disappointment. I mean, how many sculls and skeletons can you look at until it...More

Thank DearDona
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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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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.
24 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