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Melbourne Medical Museum

Australia's largest medical museum featuring a 19th-century pharmacy. 

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Explore, inquire, and enjoy the social history of medicine and its role in society through a diverse exhibition program. The museum features Australia’s largest medical collection and consists of more than 5,000 items, including amputation kits, bleeding equipment, and historic microscopes. 

The museum also includes the Savory and Moore Pharmacy, a working pharmacy from London that was in operation from 1849 up until 1968.  The pharmacy was dismantled and reconstructed in the museum exactly as it was, complete with show globes and original window cases. The Medical History Museum is a free museum for those inquisitive about medicine’s contribution to scientific discovery and community well-being.


Know Before You Go

The Museum is located on Level 2 of the Brownless Biomedical Library (Building 182), which is behind the Medical Building on Grattan Street. Enter Gate 10, Grattan Street, and follow Kernot Rd. Wheelchair access, toilets, café, parking.

It is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sunday. (Please note that weekend hours vary during university holidays)

The Medical History Museum offers free admission and welcomes visitors with disabilities. There is lift access to the second level although there are access limitations. To speak with a member of staff regarding a particular service or activity please contact the museum.

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