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Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne

Kernot Road, Brownless Biomedical Library, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052

Explore, inquire and enjoy the social history of medicine and its role in society through a diverse exhibition program. Visit the nineteenth century Savory and Moore Pharmacy complete with pharmaceutical jars and equipment. The Medical History Museum is a free museum for those inquisitive about medicine's contribution to scientific discovery and community wellbeing.

The Medical History Museum has the oldest and finest collection of its type associated with a medical school in Australia established in 1967 by Kenneth Russell, a professor of anatomy with support from the Wellcome Trust, London. Since its inception, the Medical History Museum has developed a diverse and varied collection of over 6,000 items encompassing documents, photographs, artifacts, ceremonial objects, medical and scientific equipment and associated research material.

The Medical History Museum runs a changing exhibition program that encompasses a broad range of themes linking scientific discovery with society and culture.

This is an opportunity for secondary and tertiary students, community groups and the general public to engage in the history of medicine.

The Museum is located on Level 2, Brownless Biomedical Library (Building 182) which is behind the Medical Building on Grattan Street. Enter Gate 10, Grattan Street and follow Kernot Rd. (Melways ref:X871 J6).

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  • Interpretive centre
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
Entry cost:

Free entry

Kernot Road, Brownless Biomedical Library, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052

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