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Accessible Programming

The Mütter Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities to experience the history of The College of Physicians as one of Philadelphia’s founding centers for medicine through our collections of anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, and models. For general accessibility information, click here.

VERBAL DESCRIPTION AND TOUCH TOURS

For visitors who are blind or have low vision, our engaging, multi-sensory tours combine vivid verbal description with opportunities to learn about medicine and anatomy through tactile exploration.

Mütter verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision to learn about medicine and the body through exciting, vibrant descriptions and tactile exploration. Explore the Mütter Museum’s collection with a skilled museum educator trained to provide vivid, detailed verbal description of the works on display, while experiencing a selection of objects through touch. Manual wheelchairs and stools are available for all touch programs.

These free, one hour tours take place when the galleries are closed to the general public. Tours are held four times a year and include refreshments. 

The next Mütter Touch Tour will take place Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6PM.  Admission is free, however,  advance registration is required. 

For questions or to inquire about the next scheduled tour, please contact us at accessibility@collegeofphysicians.org or (215) 372-7314. 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TOURS

The Mütter Museum is now offering tours in American Sign Language for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Experience the Mütter's famed collection in visceral depth, led by a tour guide and an expert ASL interpreter from Hands UP Productions. This event is strictly for members of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

For details about the next ASL Tour, please contact us at accessibility@collegeofphysicians.org or (215) 372-7314. Until then, check out our special ASL Videos about the Museum:

The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • 19 S 22nd Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1