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1 Antonijas iela, Riga, LV-1010

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The museum's collection contains more than 203,000 items. The main museum's exposition depicts the development of medicine, because that is exactly what professor Pauls Stradiņš set out to present. Every year, thematic exhibitions and events are organized on topical and interesting topics in society.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday 11:00 – 19:00
Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

 



Admission fee

Adult 2.50 EUR*
Pupil 0.70 EUR
Student 1.50 EUR
Senior 1.50 EUR
Family 5.00 EUR

 

*Under 18 – 0.70 EUR 

Free Entrance

  • pre-school children;
  • orphans or children not under parental care;
  • children with a disability up to 18 years;
  • tudents of Medicine schools and universities;
  • employees of Latvian museums and members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Museum exhibits and dioramas reflect the close relationship between history and medical events. The dioramas depict the treatment of injuries, wound dressing, skull trepanation and the use of medicinal herbs. Among its other exhibits, the display shows a pharmacy in a mediaeval city, illustrating the domestic life, disease diagnostics and treatments of the day.

 

The display reflects the development of medicine and some key medical breakthroughs – the first use of ether as a surgical anaesthetic, the first smallpox vaccine, the introduction of aseptics and antiseptics. The display also shows the result of Professor Demikhov's experiment – the double-headed dog. Another display illuminates the topic of space biology and space medicine.


 

Pauls Stradiņš Medical History Museum


1 Antonijas iela, Riga, LV-1010

state museum

accredited

member

Offer and services

  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. opening hours after 18:00
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. easy to reach with public transport
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for families with children
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. outdoor activities
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. rental of premises

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