On Museum Night, the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine invites visitors to tour two floors of the museum – an exhibition on ethno-medicine and the Middle Ages, as well as, in part, the exhibition “Amber: Myths and Science.” The use of amber in cosmetics will be discussed by representatives of the Dzintars Health Centre. A medieval monk will be on hand to talk about the mystical properties of amber. Younger visitors will be able to produce their own postcard with the inclusion of amber and receive a special Museum Night stamp for the postcard from the Latvian Postal Service.
Also in the garden will be the museum’s long-time partners – the National Blood Donation Centre and the Emergency Medical Care Service. Visitors will be able to examine an ambulance and learn useful aspects of first aid. A Wi-Fi bench will be opened in the gardens of the museum on May 17 with the help of Lattelecom.
On May 18, which is International Museum Day, visitors will be welcome at the museum with no admission fee from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM.