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Medical Museion

Bredgade 62, Copenhagen 1260, Denmark
+45 35 32 38 00
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A fascinating hidden gem! A highlight of Copenhagen.

This old surgeon-training academy turned museum was an intriguing little mine of information! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting visit

The museum is small but well kept and organized. We arrived kind of late and were not able to join... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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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

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 1 week ago

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 07Nele12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

If you are even a little interested in medicine and the history of medicine, this is a must visit in Copenhagen! The museum is not very big, but its specimens make up for that. A lot of things that you might not see anywhere else....More

Thank Jakko16
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

It is an old building near the harbor, lots of dead bodies, organs etc. Most of the times its also translated in English, exept for the game you can play: it is only Danish. Maybe they will do something about that. If you got spare...More

Thank Daan1
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place sold Copenhagen for my partner and I. We're fascinated by bones and medical oddities so had to give it a go. The place isn't big and you can get around it in an hour/hour and a half. There's some interesting medical instruments and...More

Thank HelloAmie
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to spend an hour or so if you are keen on science and / or medicine. It is quite small, but good value and has lots to look at. Don't take your kids though, as a good number of the exhibits are...More

Thank travelallthetime55
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour(way to short) as part of an evening program at a conference . The specimen on display are in amazingly good shape. If your in medicine this is a must see. Some things maybe be a bit to much for the...More

Thank Lynne H
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
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