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Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine, Riga

(4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Find out how medicine has advanced throughout the centuries at Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine, 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. To visit Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine and other attractions in Riga, use our Riga vacation builder.
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  • The Museum seems no longer to be restored, there is a musty smell in the air, and one has the feeling that the objects fall apart (can be kept reasonable and maintained too old!) partly. What has annoyed us most however, was that most things only in Latvian have been declared and there were really very few telling signs in English.
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  • The medicine Museum is definitely entertaining and provides interesting information for moderate money. Topics: Development of medicine in prehistoric times, middle ages, modern times, deepening on Latvia.
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  • An interesting Museum, rich in history, if the guide is good-it will be very interesting! Teens love informative.
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  • Quirky and not everything is translated into English but some great exhibits.
  • Great place to learn and maybe get grosed out a bit :)
  • Diezgan neparasts muzejs ar interesantu ekspozīciju. Unikāli eksponāti.
  • Huge collection of items .. Nice display of historical equipments and narrates the history of many great Doctors and Scientists .
  • Skip the basement part of the exhibition and start from the top floor, much more interesting that way.