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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

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An amazing step into the history of medicine.

This is one of those museums you may overlook as it doesn't shout at you to come inside, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Inara D
Adelaide, Australia
Worth the visit

We had a good time visiting the different rooms in the museum. Although it is not all new, the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
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Antonijas iela 1, Riga 1010, Latvia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Some exhibits were very tired but it was interesting. 4 floors but you will only spend about an hour in there. Staff in cloakrooms very pleasant unlike the girl on reception who just grunted and pointed us the wrong way.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those museums you may overlook as it doesn't shout at you to come inside, but definitely take the time to visit, as there is an amazing collection of instruments, old world scenes set in rooms to illustrate the bygone days and...More

Thank Inara D
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We had a good time visiting the different rooms in the museum. Although it is not all new, the presentation was good and funny. Some parts were not that interesting and not everything was translated or poorly translated. But you could make up, what it...More

Thank HankeN2
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum just a hour before the closure and managed to get a very quick insight into the exhibits. Even though many exhibits are old fashioned and "dusty", it was very interesting to explore e.g. human body prototypes slice by slice and...More

Thank Santa P
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

First of all, if you are a student with only an electronic student id - don't bother trying. The staff will most probably be rude. We wanted to check the museum out anyways so paid full price. Only part really worth it for was the...More

Thank Ingrid Beate Ø
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunate first impression: Had to pay adult prices even when showing student cards, as the lady at the counter didn't believe we were students. Next, many of the exhibitions in the ground, first and second floor lacked descriptions in english. The third floor was the...More

Thank Tahaum
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We are students in belgium. We showed our student cards to the lady and she checked it, and then gave it back to us with a really antipathic "no!". Yes, my card is in french, student is "étudiant" so "i'm not a student because i'm...More

1  Thank Manon C
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Great museum with an extensive collection. Fascinating insight into the development of medicine from prehistoric times, through the soviet era to the present day. Lots of the descriptive text is translated into English, and the 2.50 Euro entrance price is brilliant value.

Thank James B
Reviewed June 4, 2018

If you are interested in the history of medicine, this is the place to see. It contains an enormous collection that spans human history from prehistoric times. It includes details of quirky alternative health cures as well as details of the great advances in medicine...More

Thank Poss_the_Explorer
Reviewed May 17, 2018

My friend was into all things macabre; so I visited this museum primarily as it was something I'd never done before on numerous visits to Riga that she wanted to do. Actually, I found the place to be a lot more interesting than I had...More

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