Mutter Museum

★★★★★
  • 19 S 22ND St

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Cross street: Chestnut St.

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  • 215-563-3737

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Daily 10am-5pm
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The Mutter Museum in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers a unique experience. It is a relatively small museum, and the last time I was there with my teenage cousin, we had a blast and finished in about one hour. The museum has various macabre medical exhibits, including medical wonders that seem to belong on the cover of a supermarket tabloid. For example, there is slew of human skulls, a cast of the famous Siamese Twins, and many bizarre mad scientist type specimens in jars. Lots of fun- people who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

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★★★★☆

The Mutter Museum in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers a unique experience. It is a relatively small museum, and the last time I was there with my teenage cousin, we had a blast and finished in about one hour. The museum has various macabre medical exhibits, including medical wonders that seem to belong on the cover of a supermarket tabloid. For example, there is slew of human skulls, a cast of the famous Siamese Twins, and many bizarre mad scientist type specimens in jars. Lots of fun- people who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

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It's great to see freaks like me here. I'm going to donate my unusually large head to science here when I die for all to see. Cool place.

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★★★★★

It's great to see freaks like me here. I'm going to donate my unusually large head to science here when I die for all to see. Cool place.

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A little known treasure. Fascinating in a bizarre way. Even tho children under 6 are admitted free, DO NOT TAKE THEM. Much as I like this place, I don't think I would take anybody under 13 - and only then, a teen with an interest in

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★★★★★

A little known treasure. Fascinating in a bizarre way. Even tho children under 6 are admitted free, DO NOT TAKE THEM. Much as I like this place, I don't think I would take anybody under 13 - and only then, a teen with an interest in

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I am a surgical nurse, and while in Philly, I just had to go to the Mutter Museum. I found it interesting, although, I am sure it is more interesting to someone who has never had the opportunity to see different body parts. Great place,

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★★★★★

I am a surgical nurse, and while in Philly, I just had to go to the Mutter Museum. I found it interesting, although, I am sure it is more interesting to someone who has never had the opportunity to see different body parts. Great place,

Pros: Very educational

Cons: Difficult to see through the old wavy glass at displays on bottom shelves.

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I first encountered this museum when i was in nursing school - it was as if i had entered a mad scientists lair !!
But on closer look it was so interesting - many medical mysteries preserved for those who are intersted to look at and learn from .

From a huge mega colon to miscarried fetuses with 2 heads to the preserved bust that shows how the first known siamese twins were conjoined. many different skeltons to look at to see what it was under the skin wheer there was deformaties - adults with spinal problems to conjoined infants .

so much to see- but if you are likley to be grossed easily upset by such things - this museum is not for the faint of heart !!

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★★★★★

I first encountered this museum when i was in nursing school - it was as if i had entered a mad scientists lair !!
But on closer look it was so interesting - many medical mysteries preserved for those who are intersted to look at and learn from .

From a huge mega colon to miscarried fetuses with 2 heads to the preserved bust that shows how the first known siamese twins were conjoined. many different skeltons to look at to see what it was under the skin wheer there was deformaties - adults with spinal problems to conjoined infants .

so much to see- but if you are likley to be grossed easily upset by such things - this museum is not for the faint of heart !!

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This museum of medical curiosities is not for the faint-of-heart, but as an unsqueamish visitor I thought it was really interesting & memorable - a great combination of newer museums' interactive exhibitions & the victorian "cabinet of curiosities" model so prevalent 100 years ago. Educational with a liberal dash of scandal & grotesqueness. If you've never been, be prepared for some disturbuing things - including plenty of deformities floating around in formaldehyde, etc. Don't take anyone here who flinches at needles or blood on TV - they'll never survive.

PROS: Nice mix of sensationalism & education
CONS: Not for the squeamish!

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★★★★☆

This museum of medical curiosities is not for the faint-of-heart, but as an unsqueamish visitor I thought it was really interesting & memorable - a great combination of newer museums' interactive exhibitions & the victorian "cabinet of curiosities" model so prevalent 100 years ago. Educational with a liberal dash of scandal & grotesqueness. If you've never been, be prepared for some disturbuing things - including plenty of deformities floating around in formaldehyde, etc. Don't take anyone here who flinches at needles or blood on TV - they'll never survive.

PROS: Nice mix of sensationalism & education
CONS: Not for the squeamish!

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Bored of the same museum trips? Take a day trip to Mtter Museum in Philadelphia. A teaching museum, the Mtter Museum (pronounced "Me-YOU-Ter") houses all sorts of fascinating medical anomalies.

Inside, there is a room where large groups can sit and view a helpful documentary about the exhibits in the museum--this is great since there are over 20,000 artifacts and anatomical items on display. When you begin to explore the museum exhibits, keep in mind that the skulls, bones, and bodies that you see are real (and not for the faint of heart).

The medical paraphrenalia and equipment representing medicine's evolution over a century is so interesting. You can learn how doctors treated medical maladies, and how explorers utilized natural herbs to combat illness. This Lewis and Clark exhibit was incredible and detailed. Currently, there is an exhibit that highlights cojoined twins.

If you click on the website (posted above), you can access a $2.00 off coupon for general admission.

This is a fantastic museum that is educational and totally unique. Once closed to the public, the Mtter Museum is a destination you should definitely visit at least once.

PROS: Informative and odd exhibits that pique your interest in medical science
CONS: Want a trip to Philly?

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★★★★★

Bored of the same museum trips? Take a day trip to Mtter Museum in Philadelphia. A teaching museum, the Mtter Museum (pronounced "Me-YOU-Ter") houses all sorts of fascinating medical anomalies.

Inside, there is a room where large groups can sit and view a helpful documentary about the exhibits in the museum--this is great since there are over 20,000 artifacts and anatomical items on display. When you begin to explore the museum exhibits, keep in mind that the skulls, bones, and bodies that you see are real (and not for the faint of heart).

The medical paraphrenalia and equipment representing medicine's evolution over a century is so interesting. You can learn how doctors treated medical maladies, and how explorers utilized natural herbs to combat illness. This Lewis and Clark exhibit was incredible and detailed. Currently, there is an exhibit that highlights cojoined twins.

If you click on the website (posted above), you can access a $2.00 off coupon for general admission.

This is a fantastic museum that is educational and totally unique. Once closed to the public, the Mtter Museum is a destination you should definitely visit at least once.

PROS: Informative and odd exhibits that pique your interest in medical science
CONS: Want a trip to Philly?

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As their pamplets let you know, you might find out a little more than you barganed for when you go here. Aside from a room containing crude dentistry and amputation equipment, this place also features the largest displayed skeleton (a towering 7 feet tall), wax models of syphillis patients, and articles about conjoined twins. The 10-foot long colon is also a highlight.

PROS: A fascinating collection of scientific oddities
CONS: Not for the squemish

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★★★★☆

As their pamplets let you know, you might find out a little more than you barganed for when you go here. Aside from a room containing crude dentistry and amputation equipment, this place also features the largest displayed skeleton (a towering 7 feet tall), wax models of syphillis patients, and articles about conjoined twins. The 10-foot long colon is also a highlight.

PROS: A fascinating collection of scientific oddities
CONS: Not for the squemish

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As their pamplets let you know, you might find out a little more than you barganed for when you go here. Aside from a room containing crude dentistry and amputation equipment, this place also features the largest displayed skeleton (a towering 7 feet tall), wax models of syphillis patients, and articles about conjoined twins. The 10-foot long colon is also a highlight.

PROS: A fascinating collection of scientific oddities
CONS: Not for the squemish

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★★★★☆

As their pamplets let you know, you might find out a little more than you barganed for when you go here. Aside from a room containing crude dentistry and amputation equipment, this place also features the largest displayed skeleton (a towering 7 feet tall), wax models of syphillis patients, and articles about conjoined twins. The 10-foot long colon is also a highlight.

PROS: A fascinating collection of scientific oddities
CONS: Not for the squemish

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Part freak show, part scientific historical vault, the Mutter Museum is one of Philadelphia's truly original--and truly bizarre--treasures. Housed in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, it was established in 1849…

 

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