Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, Edirne

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The Complex of Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum is a hospital museum of Trakya University within the Complex of Sultan Bayezid II located in Edirne, Turkey.A külliye is an Ottoman architectural term for a complex of buildings centered on a mosque. Complex of Bayezid II Külliye was built in 1488 by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II .The complex contains a Dar al-Shifa, and it remained in operation for four centuries from 1488 until the Russo-Turkish War . The hospital was especially notable for its treatment methods for mental disorders, which included the use of music, water sound and scents.The historic darüşşifa was incorporated into the structure of Edirne-based Trakya University in 1993, and converted into a "Health Museum" in 1997, a museum dedicated to the history of medicine and health matters in general. It has been developing constantly ever since. It remains Turkey's only museum in its field and provides varied and valuable information to visitors on the development of medicine and of medical services throughout history, especially Ottoman history. The museum is the second most visited historical site in Edirne after the Selimiye Mosque. The museum was awarded the European Council's "European Council Museum Award" in 2004.
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  • A must visit in Turkey. One of many hospitals of Ottoman Empire from 15th century. It is all animated. You can see how life was in those days, how the patients were treated including psychiatry. This....  more »
  • The first mental health hospital. I definitely recommend you to see this museum. Although it is a little far from the city, it is worth going.  more »
  • A must see in Edirne, award winning museum (UNESCO & European Museum awards). Ottoman medical school, famous for its caring after mental illnesses by music and relaxing sound of water. My 6 year old son loved it, visited all rooms one by one, asking what they are and what they were used for. It was a trip full of learning and fun.
  • You will understand how health care system worked in Ottoman Empire.
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