Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum, Riga

4.2
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Latvia
Find out how medicine has advanced throughout the centuries at Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum, 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. By using our Riga trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum and other attractions in Riga.
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  • Definately worth a visit, if you're into weird medical stuff. Not everything was labeled in english, but a majority was. Would recommend spending a couple of hours here.  more »
  • Whilst the museum is mildly interesting and has a few very interesting exhibits (including the dog with an extra head stitched on) it is certainly not a must see in Riga.  more »
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  • This place is awesome! Absolutely worth a visit. Not all of the displays have English language translations but most do. If you're interested in the history of medicine or space travel you will definitely want to see this place but really...I'm not necessarily really interested in either one of those things but still loved the museum. The obviously put a lot of time and money into making it nice.
  • Very interesting museum! 🤩 We liked it very much. The museum is divided into separate parts and all of them were interesting for me. My friend, who has nothing in common with medicine, we a bit horrified 😄 Highly recomended!

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