Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine

Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine

Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine
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Monday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Monnaie
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  • Odéon • 2 min walk
  • Cluny – La Sorbonne • 4 min walk
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angelcat2017
Greater London, UK245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Small, quirky and interesting museum in part of the university complex which will be loved by all those with an interest in medicine. Lots of surgical instruments, anatomy models, equipment and medical surgical diagrams. It is amazing to see how surgery has developed over the years. Enter the university at 12 rue de l'école de Médecine and the security guard will direct you to the 2nd floor. Admire the grand staircases, oil paintings and marble decoration on the way. The ticket seller / host is very friendly and you can leave your coat and / or bag at the desk while you wander around. Only needs a 45 minute to 1 hour duration to see all artefact. No English translation available on labels, but you can figure out what most things are used for. Do check website for opening hours as tend to only open in afternoons. Cheap entry fee of 3.5 euros for adults For opening hours see University website with dedicated page for medical museum
Written April 8, 2022
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Kinana E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I love the place... It is amazing. It will make you think a lot about historical progress in medicine field. Weird things were used before could definitely make you thankful for being alive in 21 century.
Written June 7, 2019
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Renai C
Arlington, TX106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
This is actually just a large room but definitely worth a visit. There are medical instruments that can easily be confused with medieval torture devices. Being an ER nurse it was inspiring to know how far we’ve come and see the obvious progress we’ve made. Although healthcare will always be a work in progress this museum definitely gives you a glimpse into our past and possibly ideas for our future.
Written November 6, 2018
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DvilleBrian
Chalong, Thailand483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Although hard to find (it's on an upper floor of a building on the Sorbonne University campus) it is well worth the hunt. It's only open limited hours so you have to really want to see this place. The museum is only one large room with display cases of medical instruments, glass eyes, porcelain teeth and other oddities (including a table made from dried body parts). Unfortunately most of the signs with the displays are only in French but a separate booklet in English is available for a Euro 1.50. Admission was only about 3.50 Euro. We spent almost an hour going over the display cases, a fascinating time.
Written April 11, 2018
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Maria cu Bucuria
Paris, France71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
A small museum inside the university of medicine, right beside the metro station. Entrance is 3,5 euros for an adult, photos are allowed. You will find many medical objects from Herculaneum up to the autopsy kit used for Napoleon or an art table made of human pieces. Or a sample of penicillin donated by Fleming himself. No English translation available but you can make it using a translation instant app.
Written March 23, 2016
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Philip B
Longmeadow, MA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
I have always been interested in medical practices and how horrific they were in the past so I actively seek these kind of places out. Not an easy museum to find and even when you find the entrance its still a bit confusing as it sits in the middle of a University, but once you find the room, you can't help but say "Wow". Forget about the museum itself, the room is equally as fascinating and beautiful. The exhibits are all in French, but we used Google Translates image feature, which, while not perfect, helped us overcome the language barrier. Not a huge place, but enough there to spend about a half hour to an hour depending on your interest in this aspect of history. Do yourself a favor and just go no matter how you feel about the subject and while one can most certainly bring children, some of the subjects may be over their heads although they will never know unless you tell them what they are looking at.
Written December 28, 2016
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Charspen84
Southampton, UK999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
We had a fascinating hour (my partner and I both working in Pharmacy) looking at historical medical instruments. The curator was very welcoming and helpful. My only criticism would be no English information on each exhibit.
Written April 15, 2016
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SDubois
Vashon, WA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
This museum is housed in the old Universite de Paris-Descartes' Faculty of Medicine Building. The building itself is museum-like, with busts of the various physicians and scientists who were integral to the development of medicine from the 1500's or so onward. It is a small museum, which can be seen in a little as 30 minutes if in a rush, or at a much more leisurely pace, which I would recommend. It is a treasure trove of historical medical instruments with a smattering of anatomical models dating from medieval times onward, though it's a bit heavy on trephination and amputation devices. Apparently it's the oldest collection in Europe. I'd consider this museum a 'must-see' for anyone with an interest in medicine and its history. It is located very close to other popular sites such as the Cluny Middle Ages Museum and the Pantheon, so it would be an easy side-trip afterwards, since it's only open in the afternoons and has relatively short hours (2-5:30PM - Closed Thursdays, Sundays, holidays). Entry in April 2016 was 3.50 Euros for adults, 2.50 for students and free for kids.
Written April 12, 2016
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Ewelina-EW
Oslo, Norway1,059 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
This is a very small, one room museum located in the building of Medical University. It displays some interesting medical instruments, appliances and drawings from various epochs, but unfortunately all description are in French. Ticket costs like 3 EUR.
Written September 30, 2015
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veigapaula
Lisbon, Portugal241 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Urgent refurbishment of the whole building. Museum exhibition room falling apart. Neglected collection.
Written May 24, 2022
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