Tracing Life

Charité Museum of Medical History Berlin

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Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Präparatevitrinen Dauerausstellung © Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité

The Berlin Museum of Medical History shows an impressive permanent presentation. Along the line of Rudolf Virchow, it takes its visitors on a journey “beneath the skin”.

The tour starts in the early 18th century visiting the Berlin Anatomical Theatre. Via a private anatomical museum the visitors are entering the dissection room of the pathologist, the specimen collection of Berlin’s eminent pathologist Rudolf Virchow, the sphere of the specialised clinic, the laboratories of medical research and—finally—a historical ward reaching the patient’s bedside.

The permanent exhibition covers some 300 years of medical history. It presents central body images and models which medicine at certain times had generated. And it indicates what diagnostic and therapeutic procedures were derived from this thinking and trying without forgetting about the patient’s perspective.

The 2 floors of the permanent presentation are thematically connected by a text-picture-tableau featuring the history of the Charité. Many events and background information are addressed here to lighten and explain the development of this until today highly reputed Berlin university clinic.

Charité Museum of Medical History Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
Eingang: Virchowweg 17
10117 Berlin

Telephone
+49 (30) 450-536 156
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 450-536 122
Fax
+49 (30) 450-536 905
Website
www.bmm-charite.de
Monday
closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday - Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

The permanent exhibition shows numerous pathological-anatomical specimens. These objects make a very strong impression, therefore young people under 16 years of age are permitted to the museum only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. School classes are permitted to the museum starting with 10thgrade.

1. January
Closed
24. December
Closed
25. December
Closed
26. December
Closed
31. December
Closed
Admission price
9,00 €
Reduced price
4,00 €

Family ticket

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Group ticket
Groups of at least 10 people: € 6,00 per person, reduced € 2,00

Member of Museumspass Berlin
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 450-536 122

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