Pauls Stradins Museum for history of medicine

Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine to Reopen on May 19

The Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine is pleased to report that in accordance with amendments to the Republic of Latvia's emergency situation, as proclaimed by the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as with a protocol from the Ministry of Culture, it will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, May 19.

Visitors are asked to think about their health and to stay away from the museum if they are suffering from respiratory disease symptoms, or if they have been ordered to self-isolate or quarantine themselves at home.  The minister of culture has said that the museum has the right to refuse entrance to anyone with signs of a respiratory disorder.  We would particularly like visitors who are 65 or older and who are suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes or coronary diseases, as well as those who suffer from immunity deficiency, to avoid visiting the museum.

The floor space of the Museum of the History of Medicine amounts to 1,300 m2, and that means that no more than 50 visitors will be admitted at the same time.  Visitors will be asked to be socially responsible by staying at least two metres away from one another and avoiding crowds at the entrance, exit and other parts of the museum.  Right now the museum is not accepting reservations for specific visit times.  When purchasing a ticket, please use a payment card, as opposed to cash.

Visitors from a single household can register for guided tours by ringing +371 6722-2665 or +371 2664-4548, or by writing to 

Visitors will be asked to observe hygienic requirements such as sneezing or coughing into their elbow, not touching their face and washing their hands.  The museum has disinfectants that visitors can use for their hands.  The rooms of the museum are regularly cleaned and disinfected, but we would like to ask our visitors to be responsible for their own health and safety!