Moulagenmuseum Zurich

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The Moulagenmuseum is a museum not made for everyone. Moulages are colored three-dimensional and life-sized replicas of body parts for the lifelike representation of human medical conditions. The word originates from the French verb “mouler,” meaning “to mold” or “to cast.” The Moulagenmuseum in Zurich has one of the biggest collections of these molds.

These wax moulages were produced from 1850 onwards for the teaching and study of skin diseases. In addition to dermatological conditions, you can also look at surgical cases, self-experiments, and even some animal experiments. You can view 600 wax moulages in the museum, but over 1800 were produced in Zurich.

Due to the good quality of these wax molds, they are still used today for learning and teaching. Now, the reason I said that this museum isn’t for everyone is that it can be a bit gross to look at. But regardless, I do recommend taking a look and learning.

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Address

Haldenbachstrasse 14, Zurich

Opening Times

Wed 14:00 - 18:00, Sat 13:00 – 17:00

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)