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Semmelweis Museum of Medical History (Orvostorteneti Muzeum)

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Interesting exhibition

This is a small exhibition which takes you approximately 45 minutes to go through. It cost 1000 HUF... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Location good, staff AMAZING

Csilla (SP?) at the front desk was AMAZING. With her assistance we were able to arrange last minute... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
J Aleita D
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I. Aprod u. 1-3, Budapest, Hungary
District I / Buda
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A walk through medical history descrbing the work of Iganc Semmelweis, the doctor who told his colleagues "to wash their hands" to avoid infections.

2  Thank Herbert B
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

I went to the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History in early April and I was quite disappointed. A friend of mine recommended I go, although in his defense it was free when he went. My guidebook was a bit outdated (for all museums), so I...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This small museum has a good collection of medical equipment from days gone by. The information is in multiple languages, and it really is worth a visit - if you're medically interested. If you are not - then this museum won't be for you. The...More

Thank Morser221
Reviewed 6 days ago

Long before the discovery of bacteria, Dr. Semmelweis realized that the reason women were dying in massive numbers of what was called "childbed fever", was because their doctors were conducting autopsies then going straight back to the labor ward without washing their hands. His belief...More

Thank dpriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small exhibition which takes you approximately 45 minutes to go through. It cost 1000 HUF per person ( or less if you are a student) Most of the exponates are explained in Hungarian and English, some are explained in German. I would...More

Thank StefanA2149
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an Infection Prevention Nurse I have an interest in Dr Ignac Semmelweis. Lots of interesting items in the museum.

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Csilla (SP?) at the front desk was AMAZING. With her assistance we were able to arrange last minute tickets to the Freda Kahlo exhibition at the National Gallery. She answered many other questions, gave directions and was unfailingly kind and helpful. The hotel is in...More

1  Thank J Aleita D
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I couldn't be much happier to finally visit this amazing museum. It's totally worth the price. It's not so far from Gellert area,there is a yellow tram just passing nearby. This medical museum is a cabinet of curiosities not only for people who studied surgery,medicine...More

Thank fragolinas80
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The signage is not great so it may at first be a bit hard to find, but well worth the visit for those who work in health care or are just medical history buffs. This was the birth home of Semmelweis, the first physician to...More

Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Difficoult to find, few signs outside, none further on. Good collection of medical books and instrument. Not so muck concerning Schemmelweiss him self.

Thank TapaniR27
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a pretty much specialist museum probably mostly for those with an interest in medicine or anatomy. The collection is well lid out starting out with prehistory and is well labelled and sequential. There are some wax anatomical models which were donated by The...More

Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There are several rooms dedicated to outlining medical history from ancient Egyptian to 20th century. The glass display cases are arranged in chronological order with the items of books, instruments, models, and literature labeled in both English and Hungarian. The wax medical models were quite...More

1  Thank Traveling_Enigma_13
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