Dentistry: Innovation and Education

29 November 2019-30 August 2020 (Closed until further notice)

Sponsored by the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch

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Online Exhibition Venom: Fear, Fascination and Discovery

The University of Melbourne’s Research

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The Art of Healing: Australian Indigenous bush medicine (international tour)

20 works from the Medical History Museum exhibition The Art of Healing: Australian Indigenous bush medicine are travelling to London and Berlin. The exhibition, which follows the premise of Tjukurrpa (dreaming) to look simultaneously at past, present and future traditional Indigenous healing practice, will first be held at King’s College London, then Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
14 May - 2 February 2020

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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 well being.

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The Medical History Museum responds to research inquiries and provides access to those parts of the collection that are in storage by prior arrangement during normal business hours.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Weekend Hours vary during University holidays


Due to the emerging COVID-19 situation and policy statements from the State and Federal Government, University Museums will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.