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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

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Address: Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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Interesting medical museum.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Malton, United Kingdom
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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Crowthorne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Tore M
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

After visiting this museum, part of it reminded me of the body works exhibition. To get into the museum you can pay for the museum, and have the option to add on the two exhibitions that they are currently showing, we did them all and it cost approx €9 for an adult and student. The museum itself was really interesting... More 

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