Mütter Museum

19 S 22nd St (btw Market & Chestnut St), Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • visitPA

    This oddity museum is not for the queasy. Steel your stomach and learn how a local woman turned into soap after burial. Read more

    visitPA · May 21, 2010
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  • Travel Channel

    Home to the plaster cast of the world’s “first” Siamese twins. The performing twins once travelled the world, but this artifact remains here in Philly. --Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum

    Travel Channel · September 27, 2011
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  • Russ H.

    Go to the Mutter Museum of medical abnormalities see the collection of 2,000 things extracted from people's throats.

    Russ Hopkinson · July 31, 2009
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  • Lee S.

    View the skulls, body parts, wax lady and other physiological oddities. Consider the miracle of life.

    Lee S · March 18, 2009
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  • Michael O.

    Be sure to view the book bindings made of human skin. Macabre.

    Michael Opperman · December 29, 2009
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  • David D.

    Absolutely the worst conceivable place for a first date.

    David D. · May 5, 2012
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  • Jen M.

    Go to the Mutter Museum and check out the gynecological hall of horrors. Interesting date spot. Read more

    Jen Marko · December 1, 2009
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  • Milo J T.

    Bring your student ID

    Milo J Teplin · November 18, 2011
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  • Marianna H.

    Very fun. Liked the human skin book covers.

    Marianna Hunter · June 10, 2010
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  • Rob M.

    Check out the 'soap lady.' Good, clean fun.

    Rob MacHugh · April 3, 2010
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Anthony Bourdain visited the Mutter Museum while in town filming The Layover. They tweeted "Anthony Bourdain visited the Mütter for his tv show The Layover and proclaimed "The best gift shop ever."

    Philadelphia Magazine · August 29, 2012
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  • Amanda L.

    if youre into anatomy, medicine, or just like to see freaky things, this is a must see!

    Amanda Lyking · September 6, 2011
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  • John C.

    Two words: fetus jars.

    John Curley · June 22, 2011
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  • KEM POSSIBLE

    True to its tagline ... disturbingly informative. Read more

    KEM POSSIBLE · March 24, 2010
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  • Calvin T.

    So disgusting. SO AWESOME. Best seen when hung over.

    Calvin Teoh · January 13, 2013
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  • Apple Hostels P.

    We have coupons for $2 off general admission, Monday to Wednesday! Just ask our receptionist!

    Apple Hostels Philadelphia · September 22, 2011
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  • NBC Philadelphia

    The Mutter Museum opened in 1863 when Philadelphia physician Thomas Mutter donated $30,000 and his personal collection of odd artifacts to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

    NBC Philadelphia · August 5, 2011
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  • Doug M.

    Nobody puts baby in a jar

    Doug Moe · March 30, 2014
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  • USA TODAY

    Hours after Einstein's death, a Princeton pathologist decided to preserve his brain. It's displayed on slides here. Read more

    USA TODAY · June 22, 2012
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  • Marcy P.

    Check out the kidney stones collection!

    Marcy Prz · October 31, 2010
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  • The Franklin Institute

    While you're in the neighborhood, visit "Dead Sea Scrolls," 1 of the largest collections of ancient artifacts ever to tour outside Israel. Save $5 on daytime tix w/ the code DSS4SQ. Now thru Oct. 14 Read more

    The Franklin Institute · May 25, 2012
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  • Elizabeth H.

    Check out the medicinal herb garden next door!

    Elizabeth Hill · March 10, 2012
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  • Nina D.

    A must-see for anyone interested in anatomy or medicine. It's very quiet inside. No pictures and no cellphones!

    Nina D · July 8, 2010
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  • Naomi L.

    Plan for a good half a day exploring this collection of unique perspectives on our "mortal coil", then work on protecting your own with a healthy lunch or snack at Trader Joe's just down the street. Read more

    Naomi Leibowitz · July 5, 2010
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  • Chrissy N.

    Very cool museum. Interesting medical oddities. Could browse for hours. Very crowded on Saturdays.

    Chrissy Nickel · October 15, 2014
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  • Diego S.

    This is the most romantic place I've ever been. I will definitely propose to my girlfriend here next time.

    Diego Saavedra · December 29, 2013
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  • Mujtaba

    Save money by purchasing the Philadelphia Pass that includes admission to the Mutter Museum!

    Mujtaba · May 23, 2013
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  • Melissa

    There's parking on 23rd and market, or meters.

    Melissa · March 24, 2013
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  • Melissa

    Buy advance tickets online, at the Independence Visitors Center's site. And, read the rules before you go.

    Melissa · March 24, 2013
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  • Chris M.

    Sunday morning is a great time to go and beat the crowd.

    Chris Marsh · June 24, 2012
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  • Kat D.

    This is the coolest museum in Philly if you like medical oddities. The gift shop has the cutest things.

    Kat D. · February 13, 2012
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  • Simone B.

    I like their bathrooms Mmmmmmmmm

    Simone Butt · October 3, 2011
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  • Marcy P.

    Tons of fetuses in jars, if you can't stomach that, this isn't the place for you

    Marcy Prz · September 26, 2010
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  • Teresa E.

    this is the coolest museum ever as long as gross things do not bother you. Very graphic

    Teresa Eger · July 3, 2010
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  • David I.

    Really interesting collection of skulls, medical artefacts and not to mention Albert Einstein's brain!

    David Ingledow · 1 week ago
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  • Jillian

    Don't leave your coat in the coat room. So ChIlLy!!

    Jillian · December 7, 2014
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  • Chris O.

    Check out the downstairs exhibits, they're very interesting and gruesome to see.

    Chris Odegard · August 24, 2014
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  • Sophie S.

    Lovely human abnormalities

    Sophie Sen · August 9, 2014
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  • Liz B.

    Be sure to visit the garden. There are benches and the flowers smell great.

    Liz B · August 3, 2014
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  • Loraine G.

    Fascinating specimens and loads of historical info.

    Loraine Guritzky · June 14, 2014
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  • **Heath**

    Loved it. Go in with an open mind and you will enjoy yourself.

    **Heath** · April 19, 2014
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  • Michele D.

    Very interesting and creepy!

    Michele Daniels · March 25, 2014
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  • tedy B.

    If you love medicine you can appreciate the exhibits

    tedy Beezy · March 16, 2014
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  • Karen F.

    Go in the afternoon or on a weekend, the school groups are loud and distracting.

    Karen Fox · February 21, 2014
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  • Bluejean F.

    @muttermuseum be sure to like facebook.com/bluejeanfoodcritic & follow twitter @bluejeanfood

    Bluejean Foodcritic · February 5, 2014
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  • Stephanie C.

    Amazing and varied collection of oddities. Not to be missed.

    Stephanie Chase · January 25, 2014
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  • Paul B.

    A must see in Philly. The medical oddities are both creepy and intriguing.

    Paul Brown · January 20, 2014
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  • Steve D.

    see some of the creepiest, coolest, and most horrifying genetic and biological anomalies human history has to offer

    Steve Dean · July 18, 2013
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  • Deanna M.

    Get in for 10 bucks with a student ID :)

    Deanna Marie · July 6, 2013
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  • Lisa T.

    Bizarre, amazing and creepy. If you have a sensitive stomach I don't suggest this.

    Lisa Taylor · May 14, 2013
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