Museum of the Medical University of Gdańsk
al. Zwycięstwa 41/42
Tel. (58) 349 14 46
Mondays – Fridays: 8.30 am – 3 pm
Since classes are held in the museum, it is advisable to book in advance (please telephone or email).
Curator: Marek Bukowski MD, PhD
The Museum of the Medical University of Gdańsk has been operating since 2006. At first it was supervised by the Department of History and Philosophy of Medical Sciences and, since 2010, it is has been an independent unit. It operates according to the regulations of the Museum of the Medical University of Gdańsk. The museum collects and displays objects which are, above all, related to the university’s history and traditions since 1945. The collection also includes artefacts from the Faculty of Medicine at the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius dating from the years 1919–1939, as well as items associated with the development of medicine in Gdańsk dating back to the 16th century. The exhibits include: documents, books, medical and pharmaceutical equipment and other items related to medicine, pharmacy and science. The exhibits, especially those connected with recent history, have been acquired from clinics and faculties of the Medical University of Gdańsk and from private donors, and also presentday and former staff and graduates. The exhibits are on display in a basement covering 270 sq. metres located in the Atheneum Gedanese Novum (known as ‛The Old Anatomy’ – Stara Anatomia – before its renovation and reconstruction) which up until 1975 was used as a dissecting room and was where classes in anatomy were held. The Museum of the Medical University of Gdańsk is also a venue for meetings devoted to the history of science and for museum lessons for students of other universities, high schools and secondary schools. Classes for seniors, conducted by the ‛University of the Third Age’, are a novel activity. In spring 2020 the museum obtained funding for the project Przyszłość dzięki przeszłości – opowieść o rozwoju medycyny (The future through the past – the story of the development of medicine) under a Ministry of Science and Higher Education programme entitled ‛Social responsibility in science’. The project will enable the museum’s offer to be expanded by a new website, the publication of a series of articles (Mysteries from the museum shelf), see below, in book form, thereby making the items on display in the permanent exhibition more attractive, as well as preparing documentaries and recording interviews with members of the university community about the history of the university and medicine. Biuletyn Muzeum Gdańskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego (Bulletin of the Museum of the Medical University of Gdańsk) is published at least once a year and is available in PDF format, via email or at the website of the Medical University of Gdańsk. A series of articles – Mysteries from the museum shelf – presents a chosen exhibit from the museum’s collection on the 8th day of each month; the articles are available on the university’s website and in Gazeta AMG.
Marek Bukowski MD, PhD