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Musee de la Medecine

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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A charming and interesting museum in a beautiful building

The Musee de la Medicine is an excellent destination on the odd rainy day here in the Dordogne, It... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Claire C
The historic dentists chairs made me feel very old... as I child I had sat in similar

Very surprising and interesting to find. The audio tour (in English) was useful. The ancient... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2017
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The Musee de la Medicine is an excellent destination on the odd rainy day here in the Dordogne, It is fascinating and slightly gruesome in parts with the use of some of the instruments left to the imagination! The building is wonderful and echoes the...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Very surprising and interesting to find. The audio tour (in English) was useful. The ancient medicine history was interesting but I found the turn of the century medicine most interesting as I could relate it to what my grandparents had

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

The one who owned the magnificent Chateau de Hautefort cared also the poor and needy and built also this special structure. It was one of well-equipped hospital to attend to the sick and poor people. They even helped collect unwanted babies. It has now been...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2016

An unexpected treasure trove of medical history, definitely worth a visit in this lovely little village.

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

It looks OK on the outside and I do have an interest in medicine but to be honest this is more a collection of junk from an historic hospice with 1-2 items of interest thrown in. The audioguide is awful and there are some pretty...More

Thank JV777
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding historical site spoiled to a certain extent by throwing in generic medical miscellany - dentistry, radiography and assorted medical matters It is strongest while showing the role played here and elsewhere by royal patronage and that of the Duc de Hautefort. In establishing medical...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great exhibition about the hospice. The best was the medical equipment - to see how much things had changed just in my lifetime. A lot of stairs so not good if mobility is limited.

1  Thank SallyV28
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Of passing interest if you like peering at various grotesque implements of years gone by. Some particularly amusing exhibit labels where the English went awry. Distinctly average in our opinion.

Thank Damian L
Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took my five, 10 & 14 year-old children with my mother, and spent about 35 minutes in the old hospital. I would have happily spent longer but my youngest wouldn't have managed. There are quite a few steps so no good for wheelchairs or...More

1  Thank Jenni P
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent value for money and the exhibitions are presented in an interesting way - which makes it especially easy to understand and connect with children as well. We visited in June 2015 and also visited the chateau with gardens - there was a small discount...More

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