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Semmelweis Museum of Medical History (Orvostorteneti Muzeum)

I. Aprod u. 1-3, Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 375 3533
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a paradise!

I couldn't be much happier to finally visit this amazing museum. It's totally worth the price. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fragolina s
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Tuscany, Italy
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Treasure trove for medical buffs

The signage is not great so it may at first be a bit hard to find, but well worth the visit for... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Peggy L
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I. Aprod u. 1-3, Budapest, Hungary
District I / Buda
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+36 1 375 3533
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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
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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.

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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

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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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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 17 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here on the last day of our trip. I am a midwife so thought it would be a good place for me to see! It was very cheap to enter, we paid 340 HUF for both of us with Budapest...More

1  Thank Charlotte N
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Decided to stop by to check out the museum of the guy who thought it was a good idea for doctors to start washing their hands after touching dead bodies. Despite the fact that only a small part of the museum is dedicated to dr....More

2  Thank Fux_Deluxe
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Semmelweis museum is full of fascinating medical history exhibits dating from the prehistoric ages to the 20th century. The rooms are set out clearly in English and Hungarian and cleverly bring to life the various developments in medicine over the centuries. They have a...More

1  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It is really interesting place for biologics, medics...and whose profession is near... I saw the development of medical tools and now I wonder how many people remained alive after surgery by many of those tools :-D Everything is OK there just one small minus-I found...More

Thank Lilith D
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