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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

Antonijas iela 1, Riga 1010, Latvia
+371 67 222 665
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Interesting museum

Quick trip here. Lots of history of medicine dating back to the stone age, all the way to space... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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An eccentric cabinet of curiosities

This is a profoundly odd museum, in the best way. I teach and have taught Medicine through Time so... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Quick trip here. Lots of history of medicine dating back to the stone age, all the way to space medicine in the Soviet era. I enjoyed it. Was interesting.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a profoundly odd museum, in the best way. I teach and have taught Medicine through Time so this was of particular interest of me as a subject. There are some seriously dorky, cheesy bits: the initial room is focuses of prehistoric medicine and...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect with this museum, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Great value for money, plenty of varied exhibits, especially early 20th century. Great for all the family. However there are quite a lot of stairs to the upper floors.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A bit creepy place, but it the part of us. Some compositions aren’t for young eyes. At museum night you can visit it for free

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Even though it might not sound so interesting, I really enjoyed visiting this museum! It is evry informative, located in the beautiful quiet center and really nice to see ( not as dry as other meuseums might be). It's definitely worth a visit !

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I visited on the recommendation of a friend and was so pleased I did. What a wonderfully quirky place to while away a couple of hours. Most of the information was provided in English, it was well laid out in themes on each floor from...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The exhibitions are on four floors and take the visitor from the very basic medical care offered by healers, through to modern- day including space health.Quite an eye opener to see the massive development even in the last 50 years. I'm not sure how the...More

Thank Janine B
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Enjoyed exploring this quirky, creepy, surprisingly interesting museum of old medical contraptions, drilled skulls, stuffed 2 head dogs and space monkeys. The theme of strangeness continues throughout the large building with an older lady on each floor "sitting guard" keeping a beady eye on visitors...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I had read about this museum when googling what to do in Riga. I went on Thursday as it is open until 7.00pm. It was very interesting and told the story of medicine throughout the ages. There was also an exhibition which was worth the...More

1  Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Do go before this place is given a modern make-over. It is rich with tableaux of medically orientated things e.g nuns collecting those dead from the plague, Neolithic man and his ointments, a mock-up of a 18th century Riga pharmacy. It is packed with medical...More

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