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The Rosenbach and The Mutter: A Perfect Pair

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Philadelphia attractions have teamed up to lure visitors off the beaten path to explore some of the city's hidden treasures. The Mutter Museum, home to one of the most intriguing medical collections on public display in the world, and the Rosenbach Museum & Library, noted for its exceptional collection of rare books, manuscripts, art and furniture, have created a combination ticket that offers admission to both institutions for the discounted price of $15 - a 25 percent discount. Tickets purchased may be used any time now through April 30, 2008 and are available at either museum during regular visiting hours.

Here are just a few of the unique exhibits that make these museums "must see":

Mutter Museum

-- The plaster cast of the torso of world-famous Siamese Twins, Chang &

Eng, and their conjoined livers.

-- Joseph Hyrtl's collection of skulls.

-- Preserved body of the "Soap Lady."

-- Collection of 2,000 objects extracted from people's throats.

-- Cancerous growth removed from President Grover Cleveland.

-- Tallest skeleton on display in North America.

Rosenbach Museum & Library

-- Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are).

-- James Joyce's manuscript of Ulysses

-- Paintings by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, and William Blake.

-- Lewis Carroll's rarest photographs, books and letters.

-- Bram Stoker's notes and outlines for Dracula.

-- The living room and library of modernist poet Marianne Moore.

The Mutter Museum, located on 22nd Street between Market and Chestnut streets, is open to the public Monday through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. No reservations are required for general visitors. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, children 6-17; and free for children under 6.

For more information about the Mutter Museum visit .

The Rosenbach Museum & Library is located at 2008-2010 Delancey Place and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, free on Tuesdays, free for kids 18 and under on Sundays, and free for kids under 5 at all times.

For more information about the Rosenbach Museum & Library, please call (215) 732-1600 or visit .

About the Mutter Museum

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mutter Museum was founded to educate future physicians about anatomy and human medical anomalies. Today, it serves as a valuable resource for educating and enlightening the public about our medical past and telling important stories about what it means to be human. The Mutter Museum embodies The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's mission to advance the cause of health, while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.

About the Rosenbach

The Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs, and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. The museum was founded by legendary book dealer A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother and business partner Philip. With an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, and art, the Rosenbach is a museum and world-renowned research library, set within two historic 1865 townhouses, that reflects an age when great collectors lived among their treasures.

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