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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 3 days ago

great price for entrance. outdoor garden has medicinal plants which were fun to see! there is a lot in the indoor space that was extremely interesting. doesn't take too long to go through, prob 1-1.5 hours. my friend and I loved it! not for the...More

Thank casemed
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to the Royal College Of Surgeons in Edinburgh so we knew what to expect but we were still taken aback by the exhibition. It's full of some of the stranger medical discoveries and interesting revelations from the world of...More

Thank neilrenton01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very poorly exhibited specimens in cramped displays that you have to crawl on the floor to appreciate some of them. Not worth your time or money.

Thank Keffco
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like strange and very weird anatomy, this place is for you. They have everything from wax pieces to actual human skulls, big colon, human skeletons to body parts in a jar. So worth the visit and you will definitely appreciate the medical technology...More

Thank diannemendat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mutter Museum began as a place for medical students, and some of the 'tags' are technical and incomprehensible to those of us who are not medical students. It is full of some of the odd specimens of humanity, preserved in liquid or otherwise, as...More

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like weird anatomy and the strange this is the place for you. Are you squeamish and hate touching your eyeball perhaps not the place for you. The price to get in helps fund the museum so it's worth it in my opinion. The...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See all shorts of oddities.... and the first operating room where they only used natural light. Many different odd items are preserved in jars for your observation! If you are a nurse or doctor, a MUST SEE!!! Or if you like odd things!!

Thank 149sherried
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum came highly recommended. I was so excited to go! But it's honestly a little on the expensive side for the size, and was uncomfortably crowded. If they had timed entry at $10 then yes, I'd say go. Otherwise, only if you have the...More

Thank lpcannon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place that reminds me of a trip I took to the Wellcome Collection back in the 1980s. Lots of medical exhibits here - tools, wax models, preserved bodies, skeletons, the Hyrtl skull collection, a piece of Einstein's brain, shrunken heads, deformed...More

Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is so different than anything I've ever been to. It's especially interesting if you are fascinated by science and medicine, but it is definitely cool for anyone. It's definitely difficult to look at some of the items, but really interesting.

Thank Taylor G
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18 August 2017|
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Response from ChelseaNicola | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday and it was full to the gills with day camp children. I would suspect that later on Saturday might be a little quieter. Enjoy though, and don't miss the amazing Lisa Nillson art exhibit and the small... 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