Mutter Museum

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by cindylou11157 on March 25, 2004

The Mutter Museum has a unique collection of bones, tumors, organs, and medical instruments. The Travel Channel voted this one of the MUST things to do before you die. If you are squeamish, I would not recommend this place. The day I visited the museum, a group of high school students was taking a tour. The entire time I was there, I only heard the students say "eeuuu" and "aahhh."

How did it all start? Dr. Thomas Mutter donated his collections of anatomical and pathological materials he used as a teacher before he retired. From that, the collection grew.

Some of the unusual things you will see are: siamese twins' connected livers and a plaster cast of their torsos, obsolete medical instruments, Florence Nightingale's sewing kit, and President Grover Cleveland’s cancerous tumor.

If you are visiting Philadelphia, and you already visited the usual sights, do the unusual and visit the Mutter Museum.

Hours of operation: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
Admission: $9.00 Adults, $6.00 Children and Seniors

Mutter Museum
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
+1 215 563 3737 ext.

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