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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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A Specialty Museum Accessible to the Non-Specialist

The museum bills itself as the 3rd largest medical museum in the world and that's probably true... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
Shabby... skip the temporary exhibits and save 3.5 euro...

The museum was a bit if a bummer. The exhibits dirty and old, the staff rude and not speaking any... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sara A
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Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum bills itself as the 3rd largest medical museum in the world and that's probably true. Unlike the one in London, it seems accessible to lay persons as well as medical personnel. Of special interest is the iron lung for polio patients. Scary.

Thank MPS_VP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was a bit if a bummer. The exhibits dirty and old, the staff rude and not speaking any English. They would not accept my electronic student card, despite other museums accepting it with no problem. I enjoyed the third floor, but the dance...More

1  Thank Sara A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I really enjoyed this museum, it is quite a unique collection. It's larger than I expected, with a lot of great historical stuff including the first dog astronaut, that is after taxidermy, an old x-ray machine, an old iron lung, etc. Well worth the time...More

Thank Richard_Greer_
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My favourite museum in Riga. Very interesting exhibitions. There could've been more information in English. A must-see on your stay in Riga!

Thank 351amandan
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 students as we saw several parties being given guided tours.

Thank MisterD25
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 a Russian surgical experiment - and stuffed animals that actually went into space....More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Different time periods from palaiolithic era till the previous decades. Almost 99% the exhibition was not from Latvia History. Although Russians are not very popular because of the Soviet era most of the exhibits were from that era. Classic space helmet with the initials CCCP.

Thank alefragise
Reviewed 6 September 2016

One of the most interesting museums I've ever visited! Granted, I have an interest in human biology and medicine, but I would recommend this museum to everyone! The collection is varied and interesting. Entrance is about €3.00, so it's extremely cheap! It's a must-see when...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Of the museum is not actually a big one! There is no historical continuity of the exhibition. Sometimes you're feeling real awkward about the experiments like with dog with the two heads, or how they used to practice.

Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best museums I've seen! There are several unique exhibits, including a double headed dog, and space medicine section is absolutely fantastic. Very strongly recommended

Thank alaninok
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