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Indiana Medical History Museum
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WOW! A great learning experience for all ages.

Fascinating place with a wonderful guide to enhance the visit. A powerful learning experience... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2021
Tim C
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Very interesting History Museum

The tour takes about an hour, with a little time available afterwards to learn about the brains of... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2020
Brian G
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Very cool place so much more than you expect after walking in. Our tour guide was fantastic. Very neat brains in jars, iron lung, history of mental health. Exterior medicinal garden. Our group went from work since we are a science based group. My family is going to go. Neat intersection of history and science.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Signage for the museum is very modest. We weren't sure if our GPS mislead us. However, we're glad to have gone on the grounds of the former hospital compound to find the museum. Our tour guide, Dixie, was very informative and made our tour very interesting. So much to see and learn about the facility and the artifacts.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

As a retired nurse I was fascinated by everything this museum had to offer. We were part of a small group which allowed the whole tour to be much more personal. The tour guide was a retired doctor who was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions with ease. A truly fascinating experience.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

This museum is so neat! It is housed in the original building where doctors and medical students learned anatomy and pathology through autopsy. You get to sit in the actual autopsy theater, not a recreation of one. Our tour guide explained how when the building shut down, the doctors just left and locked the doors, so everything left behind is in its original condition and not much had to be added back. Very cool! They have an excellent collection of pathologic specimens too (the coolest ones were the brains with tumors) with the actual doctor comments typed up with them. Our tour guide was very knowlegeable and had a lot of interesting facts to share about all of the laboratory equipment, paintings, and books. Very helpful!

Overall, a great piece of history in central Indiana, and definitely worth visiting if you like interesting and unique tours of neat places!

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed December 26, 2015

I really do love the knowledgeable tour guides - and you really get a slice of history for only the $10.00 entry fee. Call ahead and check the hours, to make sure they're open - the tour times are on the hour, but limited. I recommend smaller groups for the best effect, but they had several guides on hand to split a too large group in three smaller groups. I was grateful. I can only recommend the following to clueless visitors: leave too small/crying children at home, obey signs that clearly state 'do not touch', turn off your cell phones, and limit your chatter so the rest of the group can hear the guide. Photography is allowed in all but one room (Records - since there is, in fact, an open record on display) but leaping in front of people and hogging rooms in order to get photos is frowned upon. The guides were very kind and I hope in the future there can be some enforcing of these types of rules so everyone can have a good time. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2015
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