Our museum is located in the birthplace of Ignác Semmelweis in Buda, next to the Várkert Bazár.
Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor living in the 19th century, has gained worldwide fame as the “savior of mothers”. By introducing hygiene rules in his obstetrics department, he saved hundreds of mothers from the then frequent infection and concomitant death. Cherishing the memory of Semmelweis, and dealing with the related themes of maternity, childbirth, advancement in obstetrics, and hygiene are focal points in our exhibitions and programs. The museum’s field of competence also includes the history and memorabilia of pharmacy. The Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum in the Buda Castle District offers an insight into the early history of pharmacy.