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Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine, Riga

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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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  • My favourite museum in Riga. Very interesting exhibitions. There could've been more information in English. A must-see on your stay in Riga!  more »
  • Journey through the historical development of medicine from the Middle Ages until the mid-20th century, with familiarity with the practice of treating injuries, dressings for wounds, practices the use of spells, amulets, talismans of magic medicine of sorcerers, shamans and healers.
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  • A museum with a rich collection of exhibits, which, however, does not strongly replenished over the last twenty years. Not going to keep up with the times, does not offer interactive sections, does not have the means to do so. So there almost never people. But Museum workers carry out really very interesting excursions.
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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.