The Brain Museum, Lima

A remote street in Lima, Peru houses the largest collection of brain specimens in Latin America.

[The] collection contains over 3,000 examples of damaged brains and fetuses, displaying abnormalities caused by an array of neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse damage.

The purpose of the museum is to educate neurology students about a vast array of pathologies, but it is also open to the public.

The modestly-sized museum is packed with morbid examples of stroke, Alzheimer’s, tumors and trichinosis, but the star of the show is the Creutzfeld-Jacob disease specimen, commonly known as the human strain of mad cow disease.



9 Responses to “The Brain Museum, Lima”

  1. A museum of science to some, to others perhaps a zombie buffet?

  2. I like these small, intensely focused museums. If they team up with that penis museum in Iceland they’ll be half way to a few Frankenstein monsters.

    • Hahaha…I wonder if the world contains enough specialized anatomy museums to put together a body.

      I’m with you on the appreciation for these tiny, focused collections. The Cryptozoology Museum was like this…one room, completely PACKED with objects from a truly dedicated curator.

  3. Andy Clarke Says:

    “So who’se brain did you give me?”
    “Abby… something”
    “Abby who?”
    “Abby… Normal”

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