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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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Interesting display

My partner and I came here on the last day of our trip. I am a midwife so thought it would be a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Charlotte N
Essex, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice museum, eclectic collection

Decided to stop by to check out the museum of the guy who thought it was a good idea for doctors to... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Kranj, Slovenia
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I. Aprod u. 1-3, Budapest, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 375 3533
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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
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

1  Thank Fux_Deluxe
Reviewed 5 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
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
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Easily overlooked, I enjoyed it a lot. Regardless of slight language barrier. Very interesting display that is sometimes delightfully cringe worthy.

Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I am a retired physician and on seeing the name of the museum, and knowing the history, was interested in going through the museum. However, on asking the person behind the counter if he spoke english, he went off on a rant, saying that this...More

6  Thank HeadsupAlberta
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Although there was a range of artifacts and interesting objects it lacked English explanations which is a shame for a museum in the capital city. There wasn't any museum publications to buy, not even a museum guide. Despite this we still enjoyed our visit. Good...More

Thank Izzy B
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a medical instruments museum dedicated to the local doctor who discovered the cause of the transmission of puerperal fever – the leading cause of death of mothers after childbirth – and how to prevent it. Individual exhibits are labelled in English. However, there...More

2  Thank Michael3112
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Starting with Egyptians who concentrated so much on providing for the afterlife that they didn't know about anatomy, through trepanning to forceps, the first x-ray machine (invented in Hungary) optics, dentistry ... Early anatomical wax models many of which were given to the medical schools...More

Thank Isobel D
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This is quite a small museum but it is crammed full of interesting artifacts set out in a logical chronological progression. The collection of early modern books pertaining to medicine were really wonderful. There was also some interesting maps. The later exhibits focus on different...More

1  Thank X-Alice-the-Camel-X
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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