The next time you find yourself in Philadelphia, you may want to consider paying a visit to the infamous Mütter Museum. It was founded in 1863, after Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter donated his collection of medical anomalies, wax models, diseased specimens, and medical equipment to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Today, the museum boasts a collection of over 20,000 specimens, with about 15 percent on view to the public. Believe us, that small percentage is plenty for nightmares to last a lifetime.
Though it was originally intended for biomedical research, the Mütter Museum is a funhouse for those with a morbid sense of curiosity. Here are some of the creepiest things you can see on display there. But be sure to skip lunch before your visit, lest you want to lose your meal.
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