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Medical Museion

Bredgade 62, Copenhagen 1260, Denmark
+45 35 32 38 00
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Not worthwhile at the moment

It is not worthwhile Visiting this museum at the moment as it has just been taken over by a new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birte L
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
via mobile
excellent guided tour for an international crowd

we had ordered guided an after-hour guided tour at the Medical Museion for a large crowd of around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Exploring, understanding and treating the body has always been the job of medicine. At Medical Museion we explore what medicine means for our lives – in the past, present and future. Medical Museion is a museum for everyone who has a body and is curious about how it is has been understood and treated, from Antiquity to Genetics. Exhibitions at Medical Museion draw on the museum’s vast collection of historical objects. However, you can also encounter cutting edge medical research and practice. The exhibitions take you on a journey through the world of medicine from historical understandings of our bodies to current challenges in public health such as obesity. The Body Collected (opened in 2015) lays out how medicine has collected the human body for research and teaching throughout history, running up to the present day. Guests are invited to join one of our guided tours (included in admission price) for a general introduction to the exhibitions, however, we also encourage you to explore the museum on your own. Do make sure to check out the museum’s calendar for special events, including Evening Consultations. Medical Museion is a university museum where scholars do research in science communication and medical humanities, often based in or contributing to the exhibitions. Many of the museum’s activities are experimental - both in format and content. Examples include the open collection room for Psychiatry, and the contemporary research focus of Room for Ageing. The Royal Surgical Academy Medical Museion is based in the buildings of the old Surgical Academy from 1787. Traces of the past are still evident in the exhibition rooms. At the centre of the museum is the anatomical theatre in which generations of medical student witnessed dissections of corpses and learned about anatomy. The anatomical theatre is still used for public lectures, doctoral defences and teaching. Medical Museion also hosts concerts, performance art and theatre in its historical surroundings, and arranges public events based on the exhibitions.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bredgade 62, Copenhagen 1260, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 35 32 38 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not worthwhile Visiting this museum at the moment as it has just been taken over by a new museum director and several rooms are empty waiting to be filled with new exhibits. Some rooms are interesting: the original auditorium from 1787 laid out...More

Thank Birte L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had ordered guided an after-hour guided tour at the Medical Museion for a large crowd of around 60 people who came from literally all over the world. We had two guides who split up the group in two. One started a bit before the...More

Thank AMD68
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this museum! Waited outside until the doors opened a little after 10am. Bags had to go in a locker room which is very safe and easy to use. The exhibits were amazing, particularly the preserved heart with thrombosis present. The Mind Gut exhibition...More

Thank GemNR91
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We visited this place having only a rough idea of which exhibitions would be present. We were very impressed with all of them, ranging from old school psychology treatments to dental treatments to "The Body Collected". The last exhibition was definitely the most impressive. We...More

Thank CopenhagenDude
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum with less than an hour before closing. The staff was very friendly and told me where the most interesting displays were. I could have spent much longer. I really enjoyed the displays of different diseases and abnormalities. It is a shame...More

Thank EmilyHTnz
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This old surgeon-training academy turned museum was an intriguing little mine of information! The staff were very friendly and accommodating, and the exhibitions covered a wide range of pathological specimens. Real cadaveric material is in abundance- the preserved foetuses were upsetting but otherwise the body...More

Thank wales101
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The museum is small but well kept and organized. We arrived kind of late and were not able to join a tour but it was still interesting to take a look at the exhibit. The only thing I could not look at was the shelf...More

Thank Indra110
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My husband always has a fascination with medical museums, and this was no exception. See old dental offices, as well as the surgery, an old pharmacy, lecture room, and preserved body parts. We are so lucky to live in a time with modern medicine. Back...More

Thank judi w
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The exhibits are incredible and the building itself has a fascinating history. Just walking through the building is interesting in itself. The exhibits, while interesting, aren't terribly well labelled so going on the tour helps you understand what you're looking at and how it all...More

Thank Ardyn N
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Did English tour and guide was knowledgable and interesting. Bags you are carrying need to be stored in free lockers. If you don't have expectation of how organs etc used to be stored then maybe this isn't for you. Well presented. Most in English. Toilets...More

Thank ozdrifter
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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