Mutter Museum1692 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1215-5633737
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
In 2013, this place turned 150 years old, so you know it’s got some staying power. If you have the slightest morbid or macabre fascination with the human body, it’s dieseases, deformities and strangeness – then this place is your haven – a must do on your Philly travel bucket. When Philadelphia physician donated his 1700 item collection to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the College decided to open up this museum and go on adding to it’s list. So what will you find? Preserved human fetuses, a presidential tumour (not kidding), the liver from a pair of conjoined Siamese twins, slices of Albert Einstein’s brain (worth visiting for this alone!), a bit of a brain of an assassin, disease riddled bodies, two headed babies, a distended ovary and so on. There’s also thousands of diagrams and drawings and flowcharts with lots of interesting information. And while everything is every carefully lit and tastefully displayed – I wouldn’t recommend coming here right after lunch.
Entrance Ticket Details For Mutter Museum
- Senior (65 and over): USD 13.
- Youth (6-17 years): USD 10.
- Student: USD 10.
- Children (5 & under): Free.
- Joint tickets with Penn Museum might give better value.
How to Reach Mutter Museum
- 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street
- Pagano’s Pizzeria
- Xi’an Sizzling Woks
- Emei, Penang
- Cafe Ole
- The Victoria Freehouse
- The Dandelion
- Five Guys
- Ladder 15
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46.24% of people who visit Philadelphia include Mutter Museum in their plan
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86.81% of people start their Mutter Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mutter Museum
60.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mutter Museum
Mutter Museum Reviews & Ratings
Important to say that photos aren’t allowed inside the Museum. Purses and bags are also not allowed but have a free locker available. When I visited it was still unfinished but it is a very interesting place that you need to include in your travel itinerary!! Lots of interesting stories from known people and rare cases of medicine! If you are a visually sensitive person go prepared because some images are a little strong but overall worth the experience.
So Fascinating! Go early to avoid crowds, it is a smaller museum BUT worth visiting if your in the medical field or interested in medical anomalies. No strollers or back packs allowed, no photographs allowed. We personally could spend hours reading and looking, or you could zip right through it depends on how in depth you want to get. Parked right behind the museum so that was convenient but a little pricey.
Our visit to the Mutter Museum was fantastic! It can be intense and is not for the faint of heart. The collection is extensive. The history is truly a window into the science of the past. It was on my bucket list of places to visit in Philly. Strong recommend - visit the website first to get an idea of what you're in for.
This one was on my bucket list. If you are interested in medicine or the human body, this is the place to visit. Full of wet and dry specimens that give you a unique view of what can go wrong, anomalies, and just a view of things you dont get a chance to see make this a great destination. No pics from here because you cant take them inside the collection (out of respect for the people and pieces of people interred here). Such a cool place.
I finally visited the museum in August....I’ve been wanting to for YEARS! It did not disappoint. The exhibits are fascinating and many are somewhat macabre in light of modern medicine. My 14 yo granddaughter, who plans on becoming a physician, was enthralled! Her 12 yo cousin not so much. My one gripe is that while we there two groups of nursing students were also there. It greatly limited our ability to enjoy all of the exhibits. One group of about 20 stood in front of the wall of skulls while their instructor gave what seemed like a full lecture. They totally blocked access from both ends. Very poor form.