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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 - 17:00
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 yesterday

For those interested in medicine and various human health anomalies, this museum is very interesting. Lots of strange exhibits and information to help the visitor to understand. There are two weaknesses. First, there are seats only on the first floor in the art museum, seats...More

Thank Merlinandme2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing collection of medical equipment and specimens. Tons of information and things to see in a small space. You can do a "run through" in an hour or so, but there is enough detail that people who read everything in a museum can spend all...More

Thank LKTutor
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Mutter Museum today and it was definitely an experience. Interesting to say the least. Kind of nauseating to see some of the exhibits . Lol Very unique museum. A must see.

Thank Sammie259
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an interesting stop off the beaten path. The place was small, but there was a lot to see. We really enjoyed the American Revolution exhibit and the "Imperfecta" exhibit - mostly because it was presented better than the rest of the museum. There...More

Thank KTBMTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unsure about going here but I definitely enjoyed it. It is a one-of-a-kind museum that is very interesting! I was so glad I went!

Thank Catherine I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was much smaller than I expected but was worth visiting. There were several exhibits that were hard to stomach but over all a great experience. My daughter was in love

Thank anderson70
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was much smaller than I expected. Only 2 or 3 rooms of exibits. However, as someone interested in medicine and the human body I found the things inside to be very exciting and interesting. Anyone who is interested in medicine would love this!

Thank PassportPrincess2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is the collection of many kind of diseased specimens used for lectures at medical schools of the past. A very big collection. You have to like to see and read about diseases to enjoy it. They are mostly gruesome looking pieces.

Thank likecomfort_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is an amazing experience! Would loved to have taken pictures, but I appreciate their respect of the people shown in the museum. It was very educational and fascinating. We learned a lot about the human body and all of its possible deformities and...More

Thank Sebuchanan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm really glad I visited this small museum! The exhibits were very interesting. I spent close to 2 hrs here, I arrived about 5 minutes before opening and there already was a small line. Make sure you visit the garden and gift shop!

Thank KLPaige
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What restaurants are in the area of the Mutter Museum? Preferably reasonably priced.
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
Freddie K
Is photography allowed
7 November 2016|
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Response from MutterMuseum | Property representative |
Photography is not allowed in the main museum galleries due to the sensitive nature of the collection. Visitors may take photos in the main lobby (there is a 'selfie station') plus the art gallery and the medicinal garden.
How long should I allow to visit the museum?
26 May 2016|
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Response from lnwyd | Reviewed this property |
1- to 2 hours is probably fine. Although the museum is small it is very reading intensive. How engaging different exhibits are will depend on the visitor. I would also suggest bringing a magnifying glass with you. It can... More