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Warren Anatomical Museum

Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115
+1 617-432-6196
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Very interesting if you have time...not too much to see though.

We didn't check TA ahead of time.. someone recommended we go see it as we were nearby. Not... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
pmmnc
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Cary, North Carolina
Great for psychology geeks like us!

We did go out of our way to visit this museum, as it contains Phineas Gage's skull and we have... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
fuzzywuzz
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Cheshire
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Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We didn't check TA ahead of time.. someone recommended we go see it as we were nearby. Not disappointed or anything, but there were just a handful of things to see. If you're at the library for other reasons, go see it... not sure I'd...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We did go out of our way to visit this museum, as it contains Phineas Gage's skull and we have studied this previously. It is a very small exhibit of glass cabinets but it is free after all and we found it very interesting.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

If you are already at or near Harvard its worth a look, however,DONT go out of your way to visit. Calling this a museum is an exaggeration if there ever was one, it is 3 glass cases of admittedly interesting medical phenomenon from previous centuries....More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

A friend of mine who does lab research took me to the library of the Harvard Medical School and was surprised to know that there was also a collection of anatomical models and real body parts on the 5th floor of this building. We were...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

If you're a medical history nerd you're gonna love this place. They have Phineas Gage's skull and the tamping rod that blew through his skull, a bunch of fetus skeletons at different developmental points, a diary telling what medical school was like in the 19th...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

If you are interested in medical history and medical oddities, this is the place! And it is free! I would call this a collection and not a museum, because it is consisted of a high number or items but small inside of some vitrines in...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

So this was a pain for me to get to with traffic and parking. You show your ID at security and they allow you up to the 5th floor with the cases along the wall. It will take about an hour reading through everything. I've...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Warren Anatomical Museum's public exhibitions take up one lobby in one floor of Harvard's Countway Medical Library. It takes about 10 minutes to see everything, 20 if you go slowly and read all the descriptions. Photographs are not allowed. It is free to the...More

1  Thank Andrei S
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little museum in a medical library. I saw this back in 2006, and it's a must see for bio or psych geeks, like me!

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Reviewed February 14, 2016

This is something you don't find in normal Boston travel books! If you are not familiar with Phineas Gage, it's hardly worth a visit. As said before, it's not really a museum at all, instead an exhibition of few showcases of weird medical items and...More

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Jerome P
July 15, 2018|
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Response from marion f | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are a few attractions that smaller kids should be watched around but it is largely a great exhibit for kids to enjoy
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Jerome P
July 15, 2018|
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Response from pmmnc | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm.... kid-friendly...kinda hard to answer; it's not really designed for kids, however the exhibits could be interesting to say 3rd/4th grade and older who are interested in skeleton stuff, scientifically curious, etc... More
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