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Leprosy Museum

Leprosy Museum
Leprosy Museum in Kinderhaus

The Leprosy Museum is located in Kinderhaus, just outside Münster. It is Germany's only museum documenting the history of the disease, how it is spread, and how it can be fought. Leprosy is one of the oldest and most horrendous afflictions known to man. With more than one million sufferers, mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America, it remains a significant global health problem. The museum, itself a former leper house, is a window into the history of the disease in Münster. Alongside the exhibitions, you can see the workhouse, the provisor's house, the surrounding wall with hatch and the specially built Lazarus house, which contains stone sculptures of Lazarus, Gertrude of Nivelles (the patron saint of leprosy) and the Church of Saint Joseph. Only open on Sundays or by appointment, guided tours available.

[ Source: http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/destination_germany/master_tlstadt-id1147-fstadt_museen.htm ]

Related: http://www.lepramuseum.de
Address: Kinderhaus 15, 48159 Münster
Tags: Münster, Kinderhaus, Museum, Leprosy

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