Museo delle Arti Sanitarie

Museo delle Arti Sanitarie information

Naples , Italy
Ospedale degli Incurabili, Via Maria Longo 50
+390 81 44 06 47
Getting there
Metro: Piazza Cavour, Museo
admission free, donation appreciated
Opening hours
9.30am-1.30pm Mon-Fri
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This small museum, located at a 16th-century hospital and monastic complex, is packed with an occasionally wince-inducing collection of historical surgical instruments, among them an 18th-century defibrillator, a portable pharmacy kit adorned with painted Roman landscapes, and an original flagello della peste , a beak-like wooden mask worn during the city's plagues. It's also here that you can book guided tours of the neighbouring Farmacia Storica degli Incurabili, a breathtaking 18th-century apothecary magically frozen in time.