Mütter Museum

Science Museum
Center City West, Philadelphia
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    "Check out the medicinal herb garden next door!"(7 Tips)
    James C.
    "One of the best museums I've been to dealing with anatomy."(3 Tips)
    Paul B.
    "The medical oddities are both creepy and intriguing."(2 Tips)
    Cristóbal C.
    "Best museum gift shop EVER."(2 Tips)
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  • Roger F.
    Roger FMay 1, 2016
    Not for the squeamish or faint of heart unless but if that's not you then you should definitely make a trip out here as it's worth the time for those fascinated by the history of medicine.
  • Frank
    FrankApril 4, 2016
    Creeping place. Best to go on a Sunday early so you can move around its a little cramped in there. Also bring earbuds because you can listen to the stories of some of the patients.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 26, 2015
    You do not need to pay the admission to enter the gift shop, so if you're looking for a unique souvenir without paying the steep fee, it's possible.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MesiarikApril 2, 2013
    Real life science and the mysteries of medicine are revealed. Great learning for parents and children alike that answers why you should or shouldn't do that. Oddities galore here!
  • Naomi L.
    Naomi LeibowitzJuly 5, 2010
    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
  • Christine S.
    Christine SJune 29, 2015
    This was the coolest museum ever. The exhibits were awesome! As someone with a healthcare background, I loved it!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 29, 2012
    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."
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    My dad worked here. It's a very singular museum, easily worth at least one trip. Evocative, as well as "disturbingly informative."
  • 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
  • James C.
    James CApril 11, 2015
    One of the best museums I've been to dealing with anatomy. Worth a stop because it's weirdly informative as they say.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelSeptember 27, 2011
    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
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HerbstJuly 6, 2016
    Really interesting! Well worth the time and price of admission.
  • Melissa
    MelissaMarch 24, 2013
    Buy advance tickets online, at the Independence Visitors Center's site. And, read the rules before you go.
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaAugust 5, 2011
    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.
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelOctober 15, 2014
    Very cool museum. Interesting medical oddities. Could browse for hours. Very crowded on Saturdays.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival
    Someone has been attacked + investigators believe a dangerous pathogen has been released. Work w/ forensic experts to decipher clues + analyze data to solve the mystery! Friday, 4/26, 7-10. $50 Read more
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BellMay 5, 2013
    Awesome place! Very interesting. A little over priced for such a small museum though.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BAugust 3, 2014
    Be sure to visit the garden. There are benches and the flowers smell great.
  • David I.
    David IngledowMarch 18, 2015
    Really interesting collection of skulls, medical artefacts and not to mention Albert Einstein's brain!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OdegardAugust 24, 2014
    Check out the downstairs exhibits, they're very interesting and gruesome to see.
  • Karen F.
    Karen FoxFebruary 21, 2014
    Go in the afternoon or on a weekend, the school groups are loud and distracting.
  • tedy B.
    tedy BeezyMarch 16, 2014
    If you love medicine you can appreciate the exhibits
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthJanuary 20, 2013
    My thoughts on this place are wiped clean when I walked through the 'gift shop' and saw they were selling two-headed cookie cutters. POOR FORM.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChaseJanuary 25, 2014
    Amazing and varied collection of oddities. Not to be missed.
  • Diego S.
    Diego SaavedraDecember 29, 2013
    This is the most romantic place I've ever been. I will definitely propose to my girlfriend here next time.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownJanuary 20, 2014
    A must see in Philly. The medical oddities are both creepy and intriguing.
  • ESTHER
    ESTHERJune 7, 2016
    A great exhibit. Too bad you can't really take pictures.
  • Apple Hostels P.
    Apple Hostels PhiladelphiaSeptember 22, 2011
    We have coupons for $2 off general admission, Monday to Wednesday! Just ask our receptionist!
  • **Heath**
    **Heath**April 19, 2014
    Loved it. Go in with an open mind and you will enjoy yourself.
  • Katra B.
    Katra BrowningOctober 6, 2015
    This place if full of unusual medical facts and body parts, a must see for anyone interested in medical science.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Super crowded, small and most egregious- no photography.
  • Sarina
    SarinaSeptember 6, 2016
    I came here on a date with my boyfriend. We are both science nerds and we absolutely loved it!
  • Mujtaba
    MujtabaMay 23, 2013
    Save money by purchasing the Philadelphia Pass that includes admission to the Mutter Museum!
  • Steve D.
    Steve DeanJuly 18, 2013
    see some of the creepiest, coolest, and most horrifying genetic and biological anomalies human history has to offer
  • Loraine G.
    Loraine GuritzkyJune 14, 2014
    Fascinating specimens and loads of historical info.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LykingSeptember 6, 2011
    if youre into anatomy, medicine, or just like to see freaky things, this is a must see!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SearlOctober 17, 2010
    This museum is definitely interesting. You could spend hours here exploring the displays but probably won't understand many of the conditions without a medical degree. Not for the easily sick.
  • Alana W.
    Alana WaltersAugust 18, 2015
    This is the place for you. Love to just sit and sketch.
  • Rik L.
    Rik LomasOctober 18, 2016
    Great museum but their no-photography rule belongs in the past too
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TaylorMay 14, 2013
    Bizarre, amazing and creepy. If you have a sensitive stomach I don't suggest this.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel Copeland-BlochFebruary 14, 2016
    Fascinating exhibits with human history. I liked looking at all of the skulls.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJune 22, 2012
    Hours after Einstein's death, a Princeton pathologist decided to preserve his brain. It's displayed on slides here. Read more
  • Jillian
    JillianDecember 7, 2014
    Don't leave your coat in the coat room. So ChIlLy!!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MarshJune 24, 2012
    Sunday morning is a great time to go and beat the crowd.
  • Steph B.
    Steph BlueApril 30, 2011
    It helped I was there with a doctor, otherwise I'd be utterly confused by most of what I saw. Instead, I was informed and ill. Stomach not as strong as I thought! Some parts wigged me out.
  • sweetpearacer
    sweetpearacerDecember 2, 2015
    Buy a plush megacolon with a cute smiley face as you depart.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasAugust 19, 2015
    Such a cool place, totally off the beaten path.
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea McDevittOctober 27, 2015
    Creepy and interesting. A must see!
  • Cristóbal C.
    Best museum gift shop EVER.
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza CaisseAugust 1, 2016
    Rather small but very interesting (and a little creepy)!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldMay 25, 2015
    This isn't "my thing," but lots of cool stuff. Do NOT see it before a meal, though.
  • RC
    RCJune 18, 2015
    I give this place a "like" even though I wanted to throw up, and someone fainted which scared us shitless. That probably intrigues you...You'll like it here.
  • Andy M.
    Andy McPheeMarch 2, 2013
    Check out the conjoined twins cookie cutter in the museum store.
  • THELONERANG3R
    THELONERANG3ROctober 11, 2011
    This musuem was awesome. Anyone aspiring to become a doctor or surgeon should make this trip
  • Kryptikus
    KryptikusMarch 23, 2013
    One amazing museum!! Wow!
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohJanuary 13, 2013
    So disgusting. SO AWESOME. Best seen when hung over.
  • visitPA
    visitPAMay 21, 2010
    This oddity museum is not for the queasy. Steel your stomach and learn how a local woman turned into soap after burial. Read more
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HillMarch 10, 2012
    Check out the medicinal herb garden next door!
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna MarieJuly 6, 2013
    Get in for 10 bucks with a student ID :)
  • Nina D.
    Nina DJuly 8, 2010
    A must-see for anyone interested in anatomy or medicine. It's very quiet inside. No pictures and no cellphones!
  • Fionnuala B.
    Fionnuala BradleyMarch 19, 2012
    Obsessed with this place! Felt a little faint but made it through the exhibit.
  • Melissa
    MelissaMarch 24, 2013
    There's parking on 23rd and market, or meters.
  • Greg E.
    Greg EshlemanDecember 29, 2015
    I was most interested in the tools used in old time medicine
  • Jen M.
    Jen MarkoDecember 1, 2009
    Go to the Mutter Museum and check out the gynecological hall of horrors. Interesting date spot. Read more
  • Rachael A.
    Rachael AndersonDecember 29, 2015
    Not stroller accessible. Lots of cool stuff.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BirdOctober 2, 2011
    Def worth the time spent here!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MizenkoApril 14, 2012
    Needs more light in some areas.
  • Michele D.
    Michele DanielsMarch 25, 2014
    Very interesting and creepy!
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Cool museum for you weirdos.
  • Aprile E.
    Aprile ElcichSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here four times and it's not boring yet.
  • David D.
    David D.May 5, 2012
    Absolutely the worst conceivable place for a first date.
  • Sophie S.
    Sophie SenAugust 9, 2014
    Lovely human abnormalities
  • Milo J T.
    Milo J TeplinNovember 18, 2011
    Bring your student ID
  • Doreen E.
    Doreen ElliottNovember 22, 2015
    Freak show from the past
  • Teresa E.
    Teresa EgerJuly 3, 2010
    this is the coolest museum ever as long as gross things do not bother you. Very graphic
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaNovember 29, 2015
    Pretty impressive collection
  • John C.
    John CurleyJune 22, 2011
    Two words: fetus jars.
  • Marcy P.
    Marcy PrzOctober 31, 2010
    Check out the kidney stones collection!
  • Doug M.
    Doug MoeMarch 30, 2014
    Nobody puts baby in a jar
  • Tamara T.
    Tamara TaberNovember 21, 2015
    Oddities for sure
  • David G.
    David GuerrieriSeptember 13, 2015
    Interestingly disturbing
  • Simone B.
    Simone ButtOctober 3, 2011
    I like their bathrooms Mmmmmmmmm
  • Lee K.
    Lee KnouffFebruary 16, 2013
    Very interesting
  • Marianna H.
    Marianna HunterJune 10, 2010
    Very fun. Liked the human skin book covers.
  • Bill S.
    Bill StaufferApril 20, 2013
    Bezoars!!!!!
  • Marya U.
    Marya UnrathApril 14, 2013
    No photography allowed
  • Michael O.
    Michael OppermanDecember 29, 2009
    Be sure to view the book bindings made of human skin. Macabre.
  • KEM POSSIBLE
    KEM POSSIBLEMarch 24, 2010
    True to its tagline ... disturbingly informative. Read more
  • Rob M.
    Rob MacHughApril 3, 2010
    Check out the 'soap lady.' Good, clean fun.
  • Marcy P.
    Marcy PrzSeptember 26, 2010
    Tons of fetuses in jars, if you can't stomach that, this isn't the place for you
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KendzierskiAugust 9, 2011
    Monster Baby!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchillingNovember 12, 2010
    Interesting, informative, and gross! Security guard was a jerk.
  • Russ H.
    Russ HopkinsonJuly 31, 2009
    Go to the Mutter Museum of medical abnormalities see the collection of 2,000 things extracted from people's throats.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SMarch 18, 2009
    View the skulls, body parts, wax lady and other physiological oddities. Consider the miracle of life.
  • Mike
    MikeFebruary 17, 2012
    Boring as could be
  • Keksisonfire
    KeksisonfireFebruary 22, 2012
    Поставлю себе за цель - побывать там)
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