Virtually Macabre in Philly

Like many folks self-isolating these days, I have been spending way too much time on virtual video tours. I have taken train rides through the Swiss Alps, long car journeys around New Zealand, hikes in Icelands, and much more. Some of the most fascinating digital visits have been around museums that are shuttered due to the pandemic.  here in Philadelphia, the Mütter Museum is temporarily closed but has found a new way to introduce visitors its macabre collection of medical oddities and relics.

For the first time, the museum is offering a virtual tour. It’s lead by curator Anna Dhody and shows some of the Mütter’s most interesting items, including the wall of human skulls, The Soap Lady,  Einstein’s actual brain, the world’s largest human colon on display and the body cast of famous conjoined twins Chang and Eng.

Don’t be squeamish, take the fascinating 25-minute tour:

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