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Museum of Wax Moulages

Reproductions of Skin Alterations

Wax moulages are three-dimensional, naturalistic recreations of pathological changes   ? including any skin alterations that may occur   ? in various parts of the body. These models have been made and used in clinics and private institutes since the 19th century for the purpose of studying and documenting diseases. Over time, the wax moulages themselves have acquired a value in the history of medicine. The Museum contains a study collection of skin diseases for teaching at the University and has a display of symptoms on exhibit to inform the general public about various illnesses. 

Did you know?

The collection in Zurich is considered to contain the best-preserved and most life-like wax moulages in the world. The Museum shows approximately 600 of the almost 2500 wax moulages in the Zurich collection.

Opening Hours

Wednesday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Other days of the week by prior arrangement. Free Entry.
Access for students at any time.


Museum of Wax Moulages
Haldenbachstrasse 14
8091 Zurich
Phone +41 44 255 56 85

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