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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

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Address: Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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One of the best medicine history museums I have ever been to. The exposition on the second floor (medieval) and last floor (astronauts) is a must-see thing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the best medicine history museums I have ever been to. The exposition on the second floor (medieval) and last floor (astronauts) is a must-see thing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Slightly bizarre but really interesting look at science and medicine from the Soviet / Latvian perspective. Lacked the finesse of larger museums but more than made up for it with quirky, memorable displays and objects. I visited over two years ago and still remember many of the exhibits clearly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We recommend purchasing the three exhibit ticket - this includes the main museum, and two current additional exhibitions (relating to art and anatomy at present). This cost us just less than 5euros per person. Expect to spend about 2 hours here, depending on your level of interest. Displays were interesting and aplenty. It would've been helpful to have had more... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I really enjoyed our visit to the medical museum. There are 4 or 5 floors of various interesting things, the top floor was my favourite, medicine and health in space. Huge variety of displays, including organs, and iron lung, a plague village, dentistry, AIDS and so on. We must have spent two or three hours here. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Local friends recommended that I go there - I was skeptical at first but I am really glad I did. This museum can be ab hour stroll or a day's research depending on how interested you are in medicine / science and how much you know about it. Its very rich and most items are reasonably translated in English, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

good, nothing suprised me, but was intresting to be there. I do like more ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm a Microbiologist so thoroughly enjoyed the range of medically historic exhibits and strangely a lot of old Russian space exhibits. Definitely worth the walk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A slightly quirky place : lots of history (quite a lot of it ethnographic on the ground floor). I have a Medical background which helped to understand some of the exhibits which had signs only in Latvian. Currently has a great exhibition on the Art of Anatomy. If you are interested in this sort of thing - Go ... (I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

For me and my partner, this was one of the big highlights of our trip to Riga and one of the oddest museum experiences we've had in Europe. Firstly, this is a large museum with a confusing layout across several floors. The theme of medicine is followed throughout; consisting of odd looking waxwork models of cavemen in bandages, images of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is a big museum, with a lot to see, and it is funny how they trace the medicine from the neanthertals till our days in a fun away with a lot of exhibits and a good atmosphere!

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Address: Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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