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The Mütter Museum

Yellow iron lung against black background
Yellow iron lung against black background

We are the home of The Mütter Museum

The museum was founded in 1863 by College Fellow Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter. America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

Today, the Museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with annual attendance exceeding 130,000 visitors. Enjoying international popularity, the Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books.

Please note, as of May 9th, the collection will be closed to research and requests for new images. Continue to check our website for updates. 

Visit the Mütter Museum

Disturbingly informative.

The Mütter Research Institute

Looking to the past to improve our future. 

Highlights of the collection: 

  • The 
  • The skeletons of 
  • Dr. Joseph Hyrtl’s human 
  • Plaster cast and conjoined liver of “Siamese twins” 
  • Specimen from John Wilkes Booth’s vertebra
  • Jaw tumor of President Grover Cleveland
  • The Chevalier Jackson, MD collection of 
  • Rotating exhibits of photographic art and illustrations
  • Tallest skeleton on display in North America
  • Slides of Albert Einstein’s brain

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