• Updated 30.11.2020 by Samodzielna Pracownia Historii Medycyny i Farmacji

    Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy

    The Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy and

     the Branicki Palace - the headquarters of the Medical University of Białystok is open to the public.

    We have prepared two routes:

    The first sightseeing route is "WALK INTO THE PAST - HISTORICAL PATH” (the tour includes a multimedia exhibition in the palace cellars, representative rooms of the Branicki Palace and the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Medical University of Białystok).

    The second sightseeing route: the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Medical University of Białystok and the representative rooms of the Branicki Palace.

    Opening hours of the Museum and the historical path "Walk into the Past".

    Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

    Saturday -Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    The Museum reserves the right to change the hours of guided tours for individuals. To make sure that you visit the Museum and the Palace with a guide, please make a reservation by calling 85 748 54 67, 85 748 54 05.

    Sightseeing time:

    The first sightseeing route: 60-90 min. "("WALK INTO THE PAST" - HISTORICAL PATH)

    The second sightseeing tour: approx. 45-60 min. (MUSEUM and REPRESENTATIVE ROOMS OF THE BRANICKI PALACE)

    Ticket price:

    THE FIRST SIGHTSEEING TOUR - "WALK INTO THE PAST - CONSERVATION AND REVITALIZATION OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE BRANICKI PALACE IN BIAŁYSTOK" - HISTORICAL PATH (THE TOUR INCLUDES A MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION IN THE PALACE CELLARS, REPRESENTATIVE ROOMS OF THE BRANICKI PALACE AND THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY AT THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF BIAŁYSTOK.

    Normal ticket - 20 zł.

    Reduced ticket - 12 zł.

    THE SECOND TOUR: MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF BIAŁYSTOK AND REPRESENTATIVE ROOMS OF THE BRANICKI PALACE.

    Normal ticket - 14 zł.

    Reduced ticket - 8 zł.

    TELEPHONE RESERVATION APPLIES: 85 748 54 67, 85 748 54 05.

    Guide service included in the ticket price.

    Payment only in cash.

     

    Tickets can be purchased at the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Medical University of Białystok.

    (right wing of the palace)

    J. Kilińskiego Street 1, 15-089 Białystok

    phone number. 85 748 54 67, 748 54 05 67, 748 54 05 05. 85 748 54 67, 748 54 05

    e-mail address: muzeum@umb.edu.pl

     

    The Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Medical University of Bialystok was officially established by the rector of the Medical University of Bialystok professor Jacek Niklinski in 2011. It is located at the main seat of the University – the Branicki Palace, one of the most interesting baroque residences of Central Europe which in the 18th century was dubbed the Polish Versailles. The museum cultivates the medical heritage of Bialystok initiated by the owners of the city in the 17th century. Inside the Palace today it is possible to learn about the workings of the Institute of Midwifery from the 18th century as well as of a German World War I field hospital. The main goal of the museum is the protection of the medical and pharmaceutical heritage developed at the border of the Polish Crown and The Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The objects collected date to the 18th and 19th century and represent various fields of medicine and pharmacology. The collection includes, for example, a Siemens& Halske x-ray machine from 1921, dentist’s chairs from the turn of the 19th century, furnishings of a gynecological clintic from the period between the two world wars, surgical tools from the beginning of the 20th century as well as anatomic and pathological preparations. It is also possible to learn about the 60-year-long history of the Medical University of Bialystok through the recollections of the school’s first students and lecturers. A visit to the museum is an interactive stroll into the past where we can enter the offices of a dentist, an eye doctor, a gynecologist, an x-ray room, a drug-making laboratory or the workroom of the anatomist of old. The exhibitions are arranged in a way which allows the visitor to discover the secrets of medicine and pharmacology using all senses. The facility also plays a role of a research and educational center related to the history of medicine and pharmacology for the students of the University. Additionally, educational workshops addressed to anyone who may be interested are organized at the Museum. The participants learn about the work of a doctor or a pharmacist and make their own souvenirs to remind them of their visit at the Museum. The museum has become a fixture in the cultural calendar of Bialystok and the Podlasie region. Every year the facility participates in such events as: the Long Night of Museums, European Heritage Days, The European Day of Academic Heritage, the Podlasie Science and Art Festival, Open Days at the MUB, Children’s Week, and the „Zubroffka” International Short Film Festival. Other events promoting the medical heritage of Podlasie region are also organized and include temporary exhibitions, book promotions, concerts or historical reconstructions. In 2013 and 2014 the Museum received an award for the Publication category in „the Most Interesting Museum Event of the Year in Podlasie” competition.

    Please follow us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/umb.muzeum
    We invite you also to explore the Museum through a virtual tour – https://www.umb.edu.pl/muzeum_historii_medycyny_i_farmacji/wirtualne_muzeum

     

    Gallery

     

    EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
    Educational activities are designed for children and teenagers, are adapted to different age groups of visitors. Prepared topics cover different areas of medicine and pharmacy (history of treatment, dentistry, ophthalmology, surgery, gynecology, radiology, etc.). The course is includes the history of the Medical University in Bialystok and its headquater – Branicki Palace. The main idea of the conducted course is interactivity that is a direct contact of children and young people with exhibits. Our museum presents in an interesting way, pro-health education, regional education components, as well as it develops creativity of children and adolescents.

     

    MY FIRST VISIT TO THE MUSEUM
    Visit to the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy, the exhibition on the history of medicine and pharmacy ("Secrets of a old pharmacy", "Field hospital", "Ophthalmic room", "Dental clinic", "Gynecological room", X-Ray room), the activities of the Medical University. The visit ends with making a plaster cast of jaws.
    Duration - about 45 min., age group: 5 - 19 years old

     

    Price: education ticket (workshop) - 8, 00 pln / 14,00 pln

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    FROM THE DOCTOR’S ACADEMY TO THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY. MEDICAL HERITAGE IN BIALYSTOK

    The exhibition "From the Doctor’s Academy to the Medical University. Medical heritage in Bialystok ”aims to popularize knowledge about the academic medical heritage in Bialystok. It coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Medical University of Bialystok. This oldest and the first secular higher education institution was established in 1950 on the basis of modern healing traditions (Palace School of Midwives, Institute of Midwifery, field hospital). Among the first scientists employed at the University were professors from Vilnius, Cracow, Lviv and Poznan, who transferred the academic heritage of interwar universities to Bialystok. Currently, the Medical University of Bialystok is a dynamically developing university, whose graduates work both in Poland and supply the best hospitals and universities in the world. The exhibition will present archival photographs and documents related to the history of MUB. Particular attention will be paid to the main seat of the University - Branicki Palace and the historical campus of the University.

     

    EXHIBITION FOLDER

     

    Exhibition organizer: Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharamcy at the Medical Univeristy of Bialystok

    Co-organzer: Association of University Museums

    Honorary Patronage of the Rector of the Medical University of Bialystok, prof. dr hab. Adam Krętowski

    Co-financed by the "Social Responsibility of Science" programme of the Minister of Science and Higher Education

    The exhibition can be viewed from September 19, 2020 to October 9 at Kościuszko Square in Białystok, and from October 9, in the courtyard of the Branicki Palace.

     

    More info:

    Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharamcy at the Medical Univeristy of Bialystok

    Jana Kilińskiego Street 1

    15-089 Białystok

    Phone number: 85 748 54 67, 748 54 05

    e-mail: muzeum@umb.edu.pl

    www.umb.edu.pl /muzeum

     

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    MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY AND PHARMACY OF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY IN BIALYSTOK COMMENDED BY

    THE NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD OF POLAND

    Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy of Medical University in Bialystok has received a commendation for its involvement in the organization of the 24th edition of the European Heritage Days in Poland. The ceremony was held on 21st November, 2016 in Wroclaw.

    Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy of Medical University in Bialystok has been taking part in the European Heritage Days for five years. In 2011, we opened the EDD in our region. On this occasion, we organized the exhibition 'Milestones of Bialystok hospital.' The exhibition was opened by Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, currently Rector of UMB professor Adam Krętowski. In 2016, the European Heritage Days were held under the motto 'Where the spirit meets space - temples, masterpieces, monuments' – the visitors of the meeting were discovering the palace ghosts of art and medicine during special walks.