About NaturMedicinsk Museum – University of Copenhagen

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About Museum of Natural Medicine

The museum is a treasure trove of plants and plant- and animal products from around the world, used as medicine, arrow poisons, recreational drugs, cosmetics and dying.

In the ‘Poison cabinet’ you will find strange and curios objects, which were at sale at the apothecary in bygone times. Once upon a time, mummy was a treasured medicament!

The museum displays plants from the Danish folk medicine and explains why they work. The museum also shows how new medicine is developed based on traditional medicine.

Find us

Museum of Natural Medicine is situated in the building on the corner of Jagtvej and Universitetsparken, opposite the Zoological Museum. Entrance from Jagtvej 160. The museum in on the third floor.

These bus lines stop near NaturMedicinsk Museum:
Line 8A, 42, 94N, 150S, 173E, 184, 185.

Opening hours

Museum of Natural Medicine is open to the public on Thursdays 1-5 pm. Free admission. The museum is closed during July and August.

Guided tours of the museum outside the public hours can be arranged with the museum. A tour of 45 min for up to 25 people costs 500 DKK. Please, book at nmm(at)farma.ku.dk

Visiting with a Disability

As the museum is at the third floor of a building where the elevator does not stop at ground level, it is advisable to contact the museum in advance if one is not able to navigate a short staircase on your own.