Museo Anatomico at University of Siena – Siena, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Siena, Italy

Museo Anatomico at University of Siena

Contains some of the world's more disturbing wax anatomical models. 

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The anatomical collection of the University of Siena includes many medical drawings–including some of Leonardo da Vinci’s–a large collection of wax anatomical models, eight hundred skulls, a collection of pathological fetuses and some of the more disturbing anatomical models ever made.

Descended from the collection of famous anatomist Paulo Mascagni, the collection is perhaps most celebrated for its dried anatomical specimens, of which there are over a thousand.

Know Before You Go

The Museum is found near the Dep. of Anatomical and Biomedical Sciences of the University, inside of the Biological Institutes in Saint Locality Miniato (ten minute drive from the city. Via Malfa on foot and Via De Gasperi with authorized car).

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