Guided tours for elementary schools

At Medical Museion, you can book guided tours for education groups about the culture and history of medicine. We’ll always start in the auditorium, where past surgeons received their education. Thereafter, the students will be guided through exhibitions about past and present understandings of disease and health. They will get the chance to have a look inside the body, come close to live bacteria and hear about the most important discoveries and technological innovations of the medical sciences.

You can book a tour/visit in the form and read more about our different tours further down the page

About the tours

The Classical
The Classical guided tour focuses on understandings of disease and the body from antiquity to now, from the four humours to bio-chemical reactions. The tour is for you if you are interested in a large overview of medical history and will bring you to many parts of the museum. Learn about surgery before the time of anaesthesia and antiseptics, enemas against melancholia and the ethical dilemmas behind collecting fetuses and DNA.

The Body Collected
This tour presents a large selection of human remains from the 18th century to now. The tour is for you if you are interested in human anatomy and ethical dilemmas in modern medicine. Hear how fetuses with malformations were collected in 19th-century maternity wards, how medico-legal experts collected murder victims and learn about the modern biobanks of the present day.

Mind the Gut
The tour shows how doctors, scientists, patients and artists have tried to study and treat the complex relationship between mind and gut. The tour is for you, with an interest in the newer research on bacterial cultures and conversations between art and science. Hear about a hunter with a hole in his stomach, about faecal transplantations through “crapsules” and the attempt to diagnose mice with anxiety.

Epidemics in Denmark
The tour looks at the Danish history of major disease outbreaks. The tour is suited to learn about the history of epidemics, about fighting disease on the individual and societal level and how past and present are connected. Hear how vaccinations took place in 18th-century Denmark, how the world’s first intensive care unit was established in Copenhagen and draw your own experience of Corona.

Practical information

A guided tour for education groups lasts 45 minutes and the price includes both entrance and tour. You can visit the museum in an education group of 30 participants maximum.
In case you are more than 30 persons, it is possible to book two guided tours in the same timeslot, which will each have its own guide.

Price for guided tours for education groups

Guided tours for education groups of max. 30 participants costs 750 kr.

Timeslots

You can book the tours tuesday-friday at 10.15 am, 11.30 am, 1.15 pm and 2.45 pm.

How to book a guided tour for education groups

The guided tour can be booked on this page in the form above. Before you finish your booking, you’ll have to create a user. In that way, you can change your booking later.

How to change your booking

When you book a tour, you’ll simultaneously create a user in our booking system. Once you’ve created the user, the login information will be sent to you via mail. In the form above, you can press the button “See / Delete existing bookings”. Then you will be able to log in and change your booking. If you are having issues, please call us and say hello at 35 32 38 00 (mon-fri 10 am-2 pm) or write us at museion-booking@sund.ku.dk.