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Mutter Museum

19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
City Center West
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Reviewed yesterday

This is pretty raw. Siamese twin fetus in a bottle, drawers and drawers of medical artifacts. I haven't been here for decades and my memories of the museum were better than what our recent visit.

Thank chocchip4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... and we might as well accept that! Amazing look at the many forms that life and the afterlife can take. Don’t take pictures- the guards will catch you and embarrass you in the quiet museum! (Glad I listened to the signs).

Thank A C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, I totally loved this museum. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in Philadelphia. There's even a coat closet to hang up your jackets, and considering we visited when it was in the low 20s, the closet was getting used. It...More

Thank pyprchik
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I haven't visited in awhile, but what I remember is that this museum is for those fascinated by more primitive medical methods, and out of the ordinary diseases.

Thank DeliciousNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter wants to be a doctor someday and she talked me into taking her her. She thoroughly enjoyed herself. I have a much lower tolerance level for looking at fetuses in jars and bones and brains so after a bit when I began to...More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This collector was obsessed with birth and birth defects. Lots of pickled anomalies in jars. My kids lasted 20 mins before they were too grossed out. Beautiful building. Parking lot right next door, pricy but convenient. Glad to say we have been, but didn’t need...More

Thank MAmama02482
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour guide advised us to visit, and we are glad we did! Info on diseases, medical, dental and mental health over the ages, specimens and equipment used for treatments...this place has it all. We have visited other museums like this and this was the...More

Thank travelg38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always wanted to go to the Mutter so today we went! The museum is in a beautiful old building with the displays in gorgeous old cases. We thoroughly enjoyed the contemporary exhibit, all of the amazing jars with specimens & the different kinds...More

Thank familyfieldwork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not for everyone or the squeamish,but a great visit and fascinating to see the various artifacts,it's worth spending time here to take it all in but all in all absolutely brilliant and thought provoking

Thank Kev H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a medical professional, I found the entire museum to be fascinating! Well, the parts that I could see... more on that later. I lost count of how many times I uttered, “wow, look at that!” So many skeletons, bones, body parts and fetuses in...More

Thank Tara Heagele
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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