Urological conditions have ailed mankind since the dawning of time. Circumcision and attempts to treat urinary stones are among the earliest surgical procedures. Urology as a medical specialisation has developed over the last two centuries.

The European Association of Urology, through its History Office has been tracing and documenting the origins of our field. The European Museum of Urology embodies a long-held wish: a museum that brings together the collections of urological instruments around Europe, and tells the visitor the story of urology.