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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #35 of 82 attractions in Riga
Type: Science Museums
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although only a few parts of the museum have english description, it is still a nice place to go. Even for people who do not have a medical profession. The entrance fee is quite cheap (approximately € 2,50) and the museum offers you an interesting overview of latvias medical history.

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Riga, Latvia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Although I did not expect much of a medicine museum I was flabbergasted by their collection; it covers several floors in an art nouveau building (which once was the Belgian embassy and the residence of the ambassador). It possesses the 1555 edition of Vesalius' book "De humani corporis fabrica". absolutely worth a visit!!!!

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Riga, Latvia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place is Amazing - well worth an interesting visit - it takes you back in medical history - import an for us to understand how much we achieved in the last 100 years and how lucky we are to be living in the 21 century. Great for a school project

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Moscow
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Very interesting for everyone, not only for medical. Take several minutes to see film about exchange of head of a monkey (it is on TV near dog with 2 heads).

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Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I'll be honest, I have no interest in medicine, so maybe this isn't the right museum for me. That being said, the person I went with works in the medical field and had a great time looking and learning about the history of medicine that was on display. Wish all the displays were in English, but they weren't. We paid... More

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Sheffield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Many of the displays here were only in Latvian, which was a pity as there was a lot to learn. There is a room dedicated to space travel and particularly from the Russian end. The two-headed dog made me feel sick, and thinking about it still does. What some scientists will do....

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Catalunya
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150 reviews 150 reviews
55 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I write jus to stand out this poor knowed attraction of Riga. I am a doctor, and my wife a philosophy teacher, but both enjoyed this museum about medicine. Large and full of different information, unbelievable..., and very well organized in 4 floors. Don't miss this opportunity, just north of the Old Riga. In the small shop you can bite... More

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Bra, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It is really cool to see the evolution of medicine over time. You can see all the tools used since the Medieval times. Some might seem pretty scary! You can also check out how the first men went into space, the medical preparations, what they ate etc. I think it is really cool! For anyone.

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Riga, Latvia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very interesting for anyone, not only for medical people. If you like museums, this is to attend and to see and learn how people were treated over the ages.

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Turku, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The museum was, if i remember correct, divided into 4 parts: pre historic medicine, medieval and renaissance medicine, 17th to 19th century and medicine in Latvia. Lots and lots of interesting medicine equipment from centuries ago, skeletons, skulls, real organs and even embryos, and exhibitions with life size dolls showing what certain situations may have looked like centuries ago. Very... More

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