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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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  • Boys me and my wife have a medical background and so found this museum of great interest. There is an amazing collection of medical artefacts dating back for many centuries. Was very popular with stud...  more »
  • Stretched across many floors, each floor with a differing exhibit, this is a fascinating collection of grizzly medical equipment from across the ages. Includes an horrific 2-headed dog - the result of...  more »
  • This museum is like a Sechstklässlerexkursion. While there are hundreds of exhibits on several levels - unfortunately are fitted but with little information. And 70% only in Latvian. What a pity.
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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.