Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum, Riga

4.2
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Latvia
Find out how medicine has advanced throughout the centuries at Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum, one of the three largest museums of its kind in the world. With some 200,000 items as well as temporary exhibits, the museum covers medicinal practices dating back to ancient times. Learn about healing with amulets and shamanic devices as well as the workings of complex 20th-century machinery still used today. See dioramas of daunting medieval hospitals and excruciating dentistry operations, or explore various medicinal tools, from the simplest to the most outrageous. Check out the exhibit on Latvian medicinal history. By using our Riga trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum and other attractions in Riga.
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  • Quick trip here. Lots of history of medicine dating back to the stone age, all the way to space medicine in the Soviet era. I enjoyed it. Was interesting.  more »
  • This is a profoundly odd museum, in the best way. I teach and have taught Medicine through Time so this was of particular interest of me as a subject. There are some seriously dorky, cheesy bits: the ...  more »
  • I wasn't sure what to expect with this museum, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Great value for money, plenty of varied exhibits, especially early 20th century. Great for all the family. However t...  more »
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  • An interesting museum rich with details and artifacts of interest. Located centrally and almost for free. Some modernization would be good!
  • We didn't come past the lady that sold the tickets. We were showing or student IDs for some reason mine wasn't exepted and she rejected with a "no". Then I showed another, international one which she didn't want to have a look at and just answered with an aggressive no, no, no. We decided not to buy any tickets.
  • Strongly not recommend. Exhibition is very poor and small. Advertisements are lying about it. There aren't any famous or exclusive things. You may find there a cheap souvenir from regular shop as exhibit! Terrible! Also you may be kicked off if working time is over with no excuses. I was very disappointed.
  • Would have given higher review, however they 'sold' another ticket ontop for a small art show and when questioned about this played dumb/suddenly didn't speak any English...
  • The one of the biggest museum history of medicine in the world. Very good collection.

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