Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: Travel And Leisure Ranks The Mütter Museum As One Of The Best … Gift Shops
When all of the actual rankings and lists people want to know about are used up and discarded, Travel + Leisure doesn’t let that get them down. In their most recent, oddly-specific list, they ranked the Coolest Museum Gift Shops in The World (THE WORLD!). And as it turns out, the people at T+L really enjoyed the shop at the Mütter Museum. They said:
At first glance, a museum that explores death, disease, and human suffering might not seem conducive to the purchase of charming souvenirs. But the store at the museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia manages to charm visitors with the kooky (a $6.50 conjoined-twin cookie cutter that Anthony Bourdain reportedly fell in love with), the artistic (a specially commissioned paper doll of Dr. Mütter himself), and the scholarly (Armand Marie Leroi’s captivating book, Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body).”
Just remember, the museum itself is pretty cool too.