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Museum of Hygiene (Muzei Gigieny), St Petersburg

Museum of Hygiene (Muzei Gigieny) - St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Museum of Hygiene (Muzei Gigieny)
Italianskaia Ulitsa 5, St Petersburg, Russian Federation 191023Map
+7 812 311 7033
Neighborhood: Central
Overview

If you like seeing ancient body parts and human foetus at various stages of development floating around in formaldehyde, then this is the place for you. It's not so much what constitutes good hygienic practice that you'll find here, but reminders of what can happen to you if you don't. We're talking diseased livers, infected genitalia, gallstones, the works. Most interesting is a 200 year old corpse, a female, standing up in a glass case perfectly preserved with a full head of brown hair, an 18th century gown, stocking, hands in perfect order, nails ready to be polished, exactly the way in which she was found. Unless you have the stomach for this kind of thing, it's probably not a place you'll want to visit more than once. Also do remember, the museum administration must be informed of your visit pre-hand.

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