Tartu Old Anatomical Theatre

Tartu Old Anatomical Theatre

Uppsala tänav-10, Tartu linn, Tartu

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Anatomical Theatre, workplace for many prominent doctors and scientists of the 19th century, was designed by J. W. Krause and was constructed in 1805 on the south side of Toomemägi hill on a site of K. Gustav bastion dating from the Swedish era. The building was originally a classical rotunda, but between 1825–1827, new semi-circular wings of Krause's design were added. The Anatomical Theatre received its current shape when the last large annex was built between 1856–1860.

It received its current name – the Old Anatomical Theatre – when the so-called New Anatomical Theatre was completed in 1888.

Medical Collections of the Medical Faculty of the University of Tartu are available at Science Centre AHHAA.

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Open all year round

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Getting there

When coming to Toomemägi via Lossi street, the Old Anatomical Theatre will be on your left, located next to the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tartu.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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Old Anatomical Theatre

The Old Anatomical Theatre besides it;s history is a beautiful building in a nice park above the city.



lovely building

The old anatomical theater inside wasn't open when I visited (perhaps because of mid summer hours), but the building itself is worth a stop, with its wonderful, classical, Palladian lines. One of...



Not for the faint of heart - peak into history of medicine

Authentic anatomic theatre with astonishing collection of pathological anatomy samples is the best in Nordic and gives one an overview of medical profession in the bygone era. When you plan your...

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