Groningen

Universiteitsmuseum

  Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 7a      (+31) 503 63 50 83     more than a year ago
Since 1934 a small but classic university museum with large glass display cases crammed with weird and wonderful objects, which illustrate the advance of science in Groningen over the centuries. Objects are arranged by theme: discovery, measuring/ordering, experiment and answers. Highlights are a model electric car from 1836, pots with body parts and a piece of tattooed skin preserved in formaldehyde, early microscopes, 1960s pacemakers and an Egyptian mummy called James. Also on display is the original Nobel prize medal awarded to physicist Zernike. There's a room dedicated to Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929), the first female student and the first to get a PhD here, and who promoted family planning, free contraception and introduced the pessarium – the 'Dutch cap' – in the 1880s. Such a pity, scandalous even, that this museum has no captions in English.

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OpenĀ 13:00-17:00. Closed Mon.

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Admission free.

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