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Warren Anatomical Museum

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Small interesting anatomical museum in Boston, MA

A friend of mine who does lab research took me to the library of the Harvard Medical School and was... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Physical oddities & medical history

If you're a medical history nerd you're gonna love this place. They have Phineas Gage's skull and... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Boston, MA
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Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-432-6196
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We didn't check TA ahead of time.. someone recommended we go see it as we were nearby. Not disappointed or anything, but there were just a handful of things to see. If you're at the library for other reasons, go see it... not sure I'd...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We did go out of our way to visit this museum, as it contains Phineas Gage's skull and we have studied this previously. It is a very small exhibit of glass cabinets but it is free after all and we found it very interesting.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you are already at or near Harvard its worth a look, however,DONT go out of your way to visit. Calling this a museum is an exaggeration if there ever was one, it is 3 glass cases of admittedly interesting medical phenomenon from previous centuries....More

2  Thank marion f
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A friend of mine who does lab research took me to the library of the Harvard Medical School and was surprised to know that there was also a collection of anatomical models and real body parts on the 5th floor of this building. We were...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you're a medical history nerd you're gonna love this place. They have Phineas Gage's skull and the tamping rod that blew through his skull, a bunch of fetus skeletons at different developmental points, a diary telling what medical school was like in the 19th...More

Thank teleiap
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are interested in medical history and medical oddities, this is the place! And it is free! I would call this a collection and not a museum, because it is consisted of a high number or items but small inside of some vitrines in...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

So this was a pain for me to get to with traffic and parking. You show your ID at security and they allow you up to the 5th floor with the cases along the wall. It will take about an hour reading through everything. I've...More

Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Warren Anatomical Museum's public exhibitions take up one lobby in one floor of Harvard's Countway Medical Library. It takes about 10 minutes to see everything, 20 if you go slowly and read all the descriptions. Photographs are not allowed. It is free to the...More

1  Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little museum in a medical library. I saw this back in 2006, and it's a must see for bio or psych geeks, like me!

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is something you don't find in normal Boston travel books! If you are not familiar with Phineas Gage, it's hardly worth a visit. As said before, it's not really a museum at all, instead an exhibition of few showcases of weird medical items and...More

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Jerome P
16 July 2018|
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Response from marion f | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are a few attractions that smaller kids should be watched around but it is largely a great exhibit for kids to enjoy
Jerome P
16 July 2018|
Response from pmmnc | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm.... kid-friendly...kinda hard to answer; it's not really designed for kids, however the exhibits could be interesting to say 3rd/4th grade and older who are interested in skeleton stuff, scientifically curious, etc... More