Research and Education

Research Enquiries

The  Medical History Museum collection is available online, and we encourage  students and  researchers to use the online database prior to contacting the museum.

Research enquiries about the collection are welcome.

Access to collection items in storage is possible  by prior arrangement during normal business hours.

For all enquiries, please contact  the museum on

Ellen Maud Balaam (1892–1985) studying with other students in the students’ room at the Melbourne Hospital, 1916, photograph, 8.3 × 12.6 cm. Medical History Museum, MHM05918


Volunteer and research project opportunities on the collection and exhibitions program of the Medical History Museum are available for university students.

If you are interested please apply through  Cultural Collections Projects Program.

Exhibition Tours

The Medical History Museum conducts tours of its exhibitions  for university students, staff, alumni, secondary  schools and the community. These tours are free.

For all enquiries, please  contact  the museum on