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The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and...more
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From its very title, this museum announces that it may not be for everyone. And it wasn't for 2 of the 4 of us. But as others have mentioned, it is much more than one would think. The two who appreciated it were visual artists,...More
This museum is just north of the N Michigan shopping district, in a beautiful old home. There are lots of displays about the history of medicine. Someone asked, and no, there aren't "a lot of body parts in bottles," but there are many old instruments...More
If you ever wondered why people would ever put a hole in their head or gave their left leg for a better life, this is the place to find out! The museum houses an exceptional timeline of artifacts and paintings that tell the story of...More
Very nice pieces and a wealth of information. Museum itself is hard to navigate both from parking stand point to getting in building as well as walking around.
I recommend a tour guide or someone who has been there before to walk you around. Very...More
Good museum - you need about 2 hours to take in everything. I think the $17 entrance is good value particularly when compared to price of other museums in Chicago. This museum is probably for a niche market and you would probably want to have...More
$17 admission is expensive for what you get. Some of the exhibits were interesting (tools and machines used before), some were boring (paintings of scenes, if they used dioramas would have been better).
The only reason this isn't a 1 star is because the space...More
This museum contains art and artifacts showing the history or medical care including surgery, ophthalmology, treatment of polio, etc. As I'm rather squeamish, a lot of the oil paintings of old time surgeons with their hands in the innards of patients was too much for...More
At first glance, it looks like just another magnificent building on Chicago's Gold Coast with a wonderful view of Lake Michigan. In fact, it is a 1917 mansion designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw as a replica of a building at Versailles. Located at 1524...More
“Greeted” by an extremely rude attendant - our guidebook indicated that it was free admission on a Tuesday and, on mentioning this, I had my head bitten off that “it CLEARLY STATES on OUR WEBSITE that it is for Illinois residents ONLY”.
Having paid $30...More
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
Sorry for the long delay in responding! Depends entirely on your level of obsession with things forensic! It's a very small museum but packed with great stuff, so I took about 3.5 hours to get through it. But one could... More
Sorry for the long delay in responding! Depends entirely on your level of obsession with things forensic! It's a very small museum but packed with great stuff, so I took about 3.5 hours to get through it. But one could certainly do it in way less time.