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Address: at Tewksbury Hospital, East Street, Tewksbury, MA
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Handsome building- worth the stop off the highway

The public health museum is just off of Dascomb Road off of Route 93 in Tewksbury, MA. If you are passing by and have some time, it is in an old building that just oozes history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The public health museum is just off of Dascomb Road off of Route 93 in Tewksbury, MA. If you are passing by and have some time, it is in an old building that just oozes history. The exhibits are informative and the whole ambiance gives you the sense of what it was like to fight polio, tuberculosis and other public... More 

Thank letterboxer2010
Billerica, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Everyone in the medical field should check out this blast from the past! Museum pieces used in movies. Well thought out floor plan. You will leave learning something new.

1 Thank auntiemoe2
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very interesting. A piece of history. Knowledgable staff. Don't forget to visit the cemetery. Hours are limited so plan a head.

1 Thank Rick C
Gainesville, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable volunteer took me around. The building is amazing. Lots of original features. Lovely woodwork. Well preserved 1930s WPA murals. The hospital has an interesting history and the exhibits of medicine in the past are well done.

1 Thank Wandererbybirth
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is beautiful with artefacts that reminded me of how far we've come in eradication some diseases. It also gave a glimpse of the nursing profession and treatments.

1 Thank Antoinette B
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

I grew up right next to it, Little did I know I would be treated 50 years later. History all threw it.

Thank Roger L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This small museum should delight anyone interested in health, medicine, or history. I recommend, a tour of the old Tewksbury hospital grounds, which is offered occasionally. The museum is run by very knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers. If you don't spend some time talking with them you'll be missing the best part of the museum.

2 Thank Tonsoffuntravel
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Thus small museum is on the grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital. Many people don't realize it's there. It holds many interesting exhibits dealing with the history of medicine and public health. A must for anyone interested in this field.

Thank thornegagnon
Methuen, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Take a trip back in time and visit this museum. It is located in a wonderful old building on the beautiful grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital. From the old switch board to an iron lung - you can see the amazing advances in Public Health.

Thank Nancy C
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This museum has real-life artifacts like iron lungs, hospital beds, displays showing medications, etc. very, very interesting. The tour guides do a wonderful job. Enjoy

Thank kj f

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