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Anatomical Collection

Anatomical Collection

Three-Dimensional Models of the Human Body

The Anatomical Collection comprises 450 human specimens and models. The most important anatomical structures are marked on the specimens and explained by accompanying charts or photographic atlases. The collection also includes complete serial sections of various human organs and body parts, which are embedded in transparent synthetic resin.

For Students and Other Interested Parties

The Anatomical Collection is primarily aimed at students in the fields of medicine, anatomy and other related disciplines. The workstations in the collection are therefore reserved exclusively for students. Other interested visitors are welcome, but are kindly requested to respect the rules and quiet atmosphere of a learning space. Please refer to the information sheet on visiting the Anatomical Collection. We ask for your understanding that taking pictures in the collection and/or of the specimens is prohibited.
Information sheet on visiting the Anatomical Collection (in German)

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday / Sunday: closed
Free entry.

Pre-registration for more than 10 people

Groups of 10 or more and school classes are required to register their visit in advance. Please contact us by e-mail at least 14 days before your visit. We are also happy to offer school classes a guided tour of the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system and/or the sensory organs (for secondary school/upper secondary school).
Pre-registration by e-mail

Free access for students

The Anatomical Collection is accessible to students during UZH opening hours. The workstations are reserved from Monday to Thursday for ETHZ students (from 8:15am to 12:15pm) and for UZH students (from 1:00pm to 7:00pm).


University of Zurich
Institute of Anatomy
Winterthurerstrasse 190
Building Y42
8057 Zurich
Phone +41 44 635 53 11

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