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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

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Address: Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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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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Mansfield uk
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Because we lingered too long looking at art nouveau buildings in the streets we arrived here a half hour before closing. The lady who rain the exhbit on Amber: myth and science agreed that we could come in and see the special exhibit. IT was totally worth it and we were very thankful. Not only was the exhibit fascinating, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Rīga Museum of the History of Medicine has a permanent exhibition, as well as temporary ones. Currently there is a very interesting exhibition about the use of amber in medicine and culture over the course of the centuries, with many exhibits borrowed from other countries. Part of the permanent exhibition focuses on space medicine, including a stuffed version of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

exhibits include mannequin models, ancient text books, medical instruments from ancient to modern, X ray machines, dental chairs, physiotherapy devices, hyperbaric chamber, autoclave, paintings etc. Covers areas from surgery, dentistry, psychiatry, optometry, pharmacy, and somewhat unrelated, cosmonauts' gear and food in space. Plan an hour for visit.

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