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About the museum

The Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Anatomy Museum is an unusual museum: a historical collection with a modern approach. The museum is based on the first teaching collection used in anatomy studies in Latvia, which was created in the 1920s to 1930s. years. Located in the anatomical theatre, the collection has been an integral part of Latvian medical education for 100 years. As of now, the museum is open to everyone. The public is invited to look at what is usually seen only by anatomists or surgeons. Here you will get to experience the diversity of human bodies, of the skeletons, embryos, bones, body parts and organs exhibited here, their structure and how they vary in diseased and healthy form. Everything here is real.

Our values


The museum encourages curiosity, questions, and discussion. It is a qualified and reliable companion in dealing with complicated or initially intimidating topics.


The exhibits are body parts of once living people. The museum treats its anatomical specimens and their history with respect, creating a meaningful and educational experience for visitors. The museum also respects its non-visitors.


The museum encourages learning and acceptance of body diversity. An anatomically ideal human body is an abstract concept; in reality there exist many variations of bodies and organs.


The museum is interested in interdisciplinary connections that can awaken an interest in anatomy and make the topic more accessible to a broader public.


The RSU Anatomy Museum's collection consists of several thousand different and unusual objects - preparations of human normal and pathological anatomy, embryology, teratology (congenital anomalies), comparative anatomy preparations, as well as a wide range of anthropological material obtained in excavations and expeditions in the 20th century. 20-30 years.