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Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Love Medical history

Small museum with a lot of medical history. I enjoyed learning about Mass General’s history and the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Cathleen S
Allen, Texas
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Fun, innovative and interactive experience

The Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at MGH was great. As soon as we... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Brookline, Massachusetts
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2 Grove St, Boston, MA 02114-3403
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Small museum with a lot of medical history. I enjoyed learning about Mass General’s history and the innovation in medicine that was born there.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at MGH was great. As soon as we entered, we were greeted with a smile and some interesting facts regarding MGH and the space we were standing. We were given a brief description of the...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

My son lives in Boston and had never been here. It was a rainy Saturday morning, he is a biomededical engineer and we had an hour to kill so we went here. It was wonderful! Old medical devices, historical photos of medicine, information on history...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I actually found this museum through Trip Advisor, when I unexpectedly had a little extra time in Boston on a rainy Marathon Monday. My husband and I were looking for something to do indoors to fill up an hour or so and this museum was...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I had been meaning to visit forever and finally had a little time to pop in. This museum is phenomenal! Shows the history of medicine (with an emphasis on developments at MGH obviously) and it’s amazing to see common practices not THAT long ago. The...More

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SLA0993, Manager at Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

As a doctor, I love medical history stuff and being at MGH is pretty cool from the historical perspective. The museum is relatively small and doesn’t take much time to work through but you will need to read a fair amount and some of it...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Yes, it's a really small museum (free admission) but you will get to learn some of the many important contributions to medical sciences that this venerable hospital has made over the ages. There is a nice rooftop garden that looks great in the warmer months...More

Thank sam t
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Free museum!!! Highly recommend it, especially if you are part of the medical community. The amount of ground breaking innovation that has happened at MGH and in Boston is mind blowing. So many interesting stories and pieces of equipment. If you are a medical history...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you enjoy learning about medicine and the medical field, this is definitely a place you should visit. Walking through takes less than an hour, and you get a good idea of the development of medicine as a discipline from the early 1800s to present....More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My husband & I happened to pass by this free gem while in Boston for a conference and spent 1-2 hours looking at all the interesting medical artifacts and learning about the history of MGH and Boston. We did not visit the hospital itself which...More

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8 July 2018|
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Response from CarynSKA | Reviewed this property |
28 February 2017|
Response from SLA0993 | Property representative |
I'd recommend allotting at least an hour for the museum, Ether Dome and short walk between the two. The Ether Dome is often closed for meetings, so call the museum to find out whether it will be open when you plan to... More
Charlie B
20 February 2015|
Response from SLA0993 | Property representative |
Thanks for asking. Parking at Mass General garages is limited to patients, their families and visitors. When visiting the museum, you may use on-street metered parking or nearby parking garages, such as Charles River Plaza... More