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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

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Address: Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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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!

Reviewed 22 February 2017
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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!

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Malton, United Kingdom
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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.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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. In fact the entire space exhibition is worth seeing alone.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank alefragise
Crowthorne, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 in Riga.

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Thank Sarah T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Victoria V
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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

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Kristiansund, Norway
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is a museum of several floors showing medicine history from early ethnomedicine days to modern spacemedicine. Subjects like anatomi, pharmacy, dentology, medical history, how to cope with different deseaces and epidemics, mental disorders and other spectres in medicine is well documented here. Some of the exibition is of couse a little scarry but it makes it just a bit... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Museum of medicine is an educational, historical and simply interesting place to visit. Rather new exposition is devoted to cosmos medicine. You may find old medical instruments, historical documtnts and see a lot of evidences of development in this field. Good for everybody.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is quite old museum, so the exibition at some point is boring, not interesting... The fun part starts on the 3rd floor.

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