The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia

Dec 10, 2012 
by Nick Evangelist

If strange things don’t weird you out, then you might want to visit the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mütter Museum, part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, houses anatomically strange parts of the human body. Over 20,000 odd and intriguing items are on display within the museum, giving visitors a unique perspective of what physicians study.

At the Mütter Museum, you can also see examples of medical history, including anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments dating back to the 19th century. Many of these older items were owned by Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, who donated his 1,700-item personal collection to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1858. Since then, the museum has expanded its collection to its present size. In recent history, the museum was featured in a documentary on the Discovery Channel and in two best-selling books.

Location, Hours, and Admission

The Mütter Museum is located inside the College of Physicians of Philadelphia building. You’ll find this at 19 South 22nd Street in downtown Philadelphia, which is easily accessible in a car rental from Orthodox Auto Company.

You can visit the Mütter Museum year-round. The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Admission to the museum costs $15 for adults, $13 for military personnel and seniors ages 65 and older, and $10 for children ages six through 17. Admission is free for children ages five and under.

You can also buy double admission tickets to both the Mütter Museum and the Penn Museum. These tickets cost $20 for adults, which is $4 of savings, and $14 for students, seniors, and military personnel, which is $3 of savings.

 

If you enjoy learning about the human body, medicine, and history, check out the Mütter Museum in cash car rental from Orthodox Auto Company. Located in Philly, Orthodox Auto Company also operates a large salvage yard and sells affordable new and used auto parts. Contact Orthodox Auto Company today at 215-332-3520.

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