1260 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: 3532 3800
Tucked away at the end of Bredgade, Copenhagen's Museum of Medical History (also known as the Medical Museion) is a part of the University of Copenhagen and quite certainly one of the Danish capital's most hidden gems. If you're the type that likes your museums on the strange side, then this is for you: Historic medical instruments that look more like methods of torture, chairs for examining prostitutes and cholera stretchers are just some of the obscure exhibits that can be viewed on a guided tour of this museum, located in the former Royal Surgical Academy. Most of the exhibit's texts are in Danish only, but the museum does provide English guide sheets on request. Open Wed, Thu, Fri and Sun from 1-5pm only: Guided tour in English at 2.30pm in July and August. Due to the age of the buildings, disabled access is extremely limited. Admission DKK 50 adults, reduced rate DKK 30.
Photo courtesy of Medical Museion