FőoldalSajtóEnglish
 
 
MUSEUM
H-1013 Bp. I., Aprd utca 1-3.
Tel.: +36 (1) 375-3533, 201-1577
Fax: +36 (1) 375-3936
semmelweis@museum.hu


Opening hours:
15.03-31.10.: Tue-Sun 10:30-18;01.11-14.03.: Tue-Sun 10:30-16
 
     
  Information  
  Exhibitions  
 
LIBRARY
H-1023 Bp. II., Trk utca 12.
Tel.: +36 (1) 212-5421, 212-5368
Fax: +36 (1) 212-5438
orvostortenet@t-online.hu


Opening hours:
H 9-19, K 9-17, Sze 9-19, Cs zrva, P 9-16.30, htvgn zrva
 
     
  Information  
  Online catalogue  
 
ARCHIVES
H-1023 Bp.II., Trk utca 12.
Tel.: +36 (1) 212-5421, 212-5368
Fax: +36 (1) 212-5438
archivum@semmelweis.
museum.hu

Opening hours:
H 9.00-15.40, K 9.00-15.40, P 9.0O-15.40
 
     
     
  Information  
 
GOLDEN EAGLE PHARMACY
H-1014 Bp., I., Trnok u. 12.
Tel.: +36 (1) 375-9772
semmelweis@museum.hu



Opening hours:
15.03-31.10.: Tue-Sun 10:30-18; 01.11-14.03.: Tue-Sun 10:30-16
 
     
  Information  
  Exhibition  
Home Home
 
 
   
       
 
The Secret Histories of Chastity Belts. Myth and Reality.
(23rd July - 24th October 2010)

In popular opinion, the use of chastity belts dates back to the time of the Crusades and its aim was to enforce and ensure womanly fidelity.

The concept is false. It is actually based on an 18th century myth, which not only survived until the end of the 20th century both in scholarly literature and that of popular science, but the collections of major and minor museums also made efforts to provide some relevant data. >>