Sunday, August 21, 2011

Philadelphia and The Mutter Museum

I went on a sudden and short trip to Philadelphia, PA this weekend! Of course the first thing I did was check out a few thrift/vintage type stores. I didn't find much, but I did get a Dan Clowes comic, and a record recording of The Magician's Nephew from The Chronicles of Narnia.

If you are squeamish (especially about human remains) I suggest you click out of this blog entry NOW. I like this kind of stuff, but I know a lot of people don't, so there is your warning.

Maybe I'm a total creep, but if there's a museum that has abnormal preserved body parts in jars, a corpse that has been turned into soap, a 9 foot colon, etc. on display, then I desperately want to go. The place I'm talking about is the Mutter Museum. It's been around since the mid 1800s, and was made for medical research. I've wanted to see it for years, I finally got to go! My Mom knows the president of the museum, so we got a super-secret-behind-the-scenes tour! We got to see the "Cabinet of Death" in person, and the wet lab which has bottles and bottles of super disgusting things. I was delightfully horrified the whole day. Sadly, there were no pictures allowed (which is fine), but I also forgot to take some pictures of me in front of the museum. If you're interested, there are a lot of pictures online if you just google it. I loved Philly and would love to go back when I had more time and a chance to plan more things.


  1. AAAAHHH! You are so lucky- I want to visit the Mutter Museum soooo bad! My friend got to go, she came home with a really cool 2-headed doll souvenir. I want to see all those things that people have swallowed...I heard that is pretty cool.

  2. I only looked at some of those since there were literally drawers full of things people had swallowed! I couldn't beleive it!

  3. Totally gonna go there one day. I'm a tad squeamish but my curiosity always gets the best of me.

  4. I've never heard of the Mutter Museum before, but I definitely want to go now!