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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #33 of 88 attractions in Riga
Type: Science Museums
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Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Even if you hate museums you will most likely enjoy this one, as it interactively depicts olden day medicine throughout the ages. The building that contains this museum is quite cool in itself, a very ancient one, pretty cool. The museum covers interesting topics, such as the two-headed dog experiments, as well as showing scary looking medical equipment from back... More

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice little museum, it contains a few interactive pieces are interesting for adults and entertaining for children. An exhibition shows the story of development of medical science, the only negative is the lack of English annotations for many of the pieces. Nevertheless, overall it presents a really enjoyable and educational trip into the medical history for dummies)

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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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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155 reviews 155 reviews
55 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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