At the Medical History Museum you can see how the approach to sickness and health has changed through the ages. Revolutionary discoveries have led to both progress and reaction. Science has met with opposition from culture and tradition. Ideas and ideals have sometimes inspired, but also sometimes obstructed, medical progress.
The exhibition is built up around a number of themes and presents the general course of medical history from ancient times to our own day. Most of the exhibits have Gothen-burg connections, as have the full-scale reconstructions of hospital settings from different epochs.
A part of Sahlgrenska University Hospital
The Medical History Museum belongs to Sahlgrenska University Hospital and is in the Oterdahl House, which Sahlgrenska Hospital received in 1808 as a gift for all time from the wealthy wholesale merchant Aron Oterdahl. The building was used as a hospital from 1823–54.
Events at the museum
In addition to the museum’s basic display we arrange temporary exhibitions, guided tours, museum lectures and holiday activities for children and young people.