University of Tartu Medical Collection

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Entrance with centre ticket
Get a glimpse of one of the most extraordinary collections in the whole world! Come and see the medical collections of the Uni. Tartu Faculty of Medicine, with exhibits dating back as far as 1803.

Until the end of 2020, visitors of AHHAA have a unique chance to get a glimpse of one of the most extraordinary collections in the whole world! Come and see the medicine collections of the Tartu University's Faculty of Medicine, with exhibits dating back as far as 1803.

It all began in 1890, when August Rauber, the renowned professor of medicine, started his collection. Although originally hailing from Germany, Rauber moved to Tartu in 1886 and started working here. Thanks to his thorough and careful work, the Faculty of Medicine can now proudly present a set of thousands of exhibits, of which the most notable and extraordinary are now on display in Science Centre AHHAA.

This exhibition shows you the human body from inside and explains how we really function. What makes it so special is that you can see the examples of how different diseases and pathologies effect our bodies. The collection is still growing and different exhibits are added every year.

Attention! Photographing or filming the exhibition is not allowed. Children under age 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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