The Medical Museum was established in 1907 by a private initiative. It is a mixed museum and research unit of the University of Copenhagen. A public display of historical medical relics was held to commemorate the Danish Medical Association’s foundation on its 50th anniversary. The museum was open to the public until 1918, when the university took control of it.
The primary location of the museum is on Bredgade in the 1787-built former Royal Academy of Surgeons building. Visitors may anticipate seeing continual displays of human remains, medical equipment, and curator-created works. The anatomical theatre, where students formerly gathered to watch the dissection of corpses and learn about human anatomy, is the focal point of the museum. With up to 250,000 items, the Medical Museum boasts one of Europe’s most extensive and valuable historical collections of medical artifacts. Additionally, there is a sizable photographic collection, a document archive, and a library of old books. Two kilometers (one mile) away from the Medical Museum lies the university’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, housed in the Panum building on Blegdamsvej.