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“Historical Museum of Medicine and Science”
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Museum Boerhaave
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Owner description: Please note that our museum is currently closed for renovation. At the end of 2017 we will re-open our new museum at the same location.
Leiden, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Historical Museum of Medicine and Science”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This lovely old building was a former hospital and now houses some wonderful exhibits of science, medicine, physics, chemistry and more.
So many great collections and it's fun for the kids as well with the interactive displays.
This is a real part of old Leiden.

Visited March 2012
Thank Theresa S
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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Living and working in Leiden right now so trying to see as much of this vibrant city over the weekends that I am here. Decided to head to the Boerhaave Museam this afternoon. The museum is easy to locate and there are street signs everywhere pointing you in the right direction and its pretty central. Entered the museum and the staff member explained in detail how the route worked and also provided me with headphones and a translation box so I had all the required information in english in my ear at the touch of a button, The museum contains lots of interesting stuff from ealry medical experiments and equipment to modern devices we know and use daily and take for granted. I mostly enjoyed seeing the anatomical specimens contained within jars and a detailed explanation on how medical equipment such as the iron lung were first developed and how they play such an important part in modern hospitals today. The museum aslo has a coffee area, library and shop - worth a visit if you are in Leiden.

Visited August 2012
Thank David G
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Neat science museum”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Everything you want to know about physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and chemistry, or as the museum puts it "historical sciences and medicine" you can find here. All the old Leiden masters (Huygens for instance) are presented here. The museum offers a lot of interactive exhibits and presents it's collection in large halls with lots of natural light. I want to visit this museum again!

Visited September 2011
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“Medical history, devices.”
Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Museum with a great collection of ancient medical devices and machines. The very first dialysis machine by dr kolff is here.

Thank Oegstgeest1
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