The purpose of the Medical History Museum is to encourage appreciation and understanding of the history of medicine and its role in society through direct engagement with the collections. The museum stimulates active learning about the history of medicine through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of students, faculty, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The museum organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.


Jacqueline Healy Curator, Medical History Museum

Dr Jacqueline Healy has extensive experience in the arts and museum sectors. She  is the Curator of the Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne.  Previously she was Director of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, the public art gallery of the City of Darebin from 2002 to 2011. Other positions include Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Director, Public Programs, National Gallery of Victoria. During a career in museum and art galleries she has been committed to increasing community involvement in museums and creating innovative programs.

Medical History Museum Advisory Committee


Professor Mark Cook Chair of Medicine and Head of Neurology, St Vincent's Hospital

committee members

Professor Geoff McColl Head, Melbourne Medical School

Associate Professor Richard O'Brien Clinical Dean, Austin Clinical School

Kim Stevenson Manager, MDHS Student Centre

Sue Sleep Director, Faculty Operations

Liza Taylor Governance Manager, Office of the Dean, Faculty of MDHS

Nurin Veis Manager, Scienceworks

Ann Westmore Honorary Fellow Melbourne School of Population Health

Jacqueline Healy Curator, Medical History Museum and Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum


University of Melbourne
Brownless Biomedical Library
Kernot Road

Parkville 3052 Victoria

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). Wheel chair access, toilets, cafĂ©, parking.

Opening Hours

The Medical History Museum is being refurbished. It is currently closed to the public and will reopen in August 2017.

This year is our 50th Anniversary and an exciting program of exhibitions and events will celebrate this landmark year.