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Dittrick Museum of Medical History

The Dittrick Medical History Center welcomes the public, as well as the university community. A museum, archive, and collection of rare books, artifacts, and images, the Dittrick embraces the experience of individuals and society as they grappled with changing conceptions of health and medicine. Every artifact opens a door to unique stories, about patients, healers, and community. Read more about the museum and all that we have to offer here. Come learn about how medicine became modern!




Cleveland Humanities Festival to focus on health

Date posted: January 24th, 2018

For the past few years, and led by the Baker Nord Center for Humanities at CWRU, the Dittrick has participated in the “Cleveland Humanities Festival.” The original lasted only a week, but three years along and the festivities span two months in the spring of the year and incorporate institutions from all around the city and other parts of Northeast Ohio. …Read more.

Dittrick Museum write up in Smart Business Cleveland Magazine

Date posted: December 21st, 2017

In the December issue of Smart Business Cleveland the Museum is the subject of the Uniquely Cleveland Feature. Chief Curator Jim Edmonson discusses the Museum’s evolution and new exhibits. See: Smart_Business_Cleveland_Dec_2017-sm …Read more.


Museum hours

Come in to the museum and check out our ever evolving exhibits. We have some new sections concerning public health, food, milk and water in Cleveland.

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Monday and Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Thursday and Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Please note: April 25th will be the last Wednesday that we will be open until 7:00pm, after that date we will close at 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Page last modified: January 24, 2018