Know Your Enemy

Coming up at the Museum;

School Holiday Excitement;

During the coming April holidays we will be offering a range of hands on activities around the Museum to help you understand the work of the researchers who work here at the University to overcome the impact of diseases on people's lives.  From virtual Microscopy to brain controlled computers, from bionics to pathology and much more.

Come in for a few hours and get to know your enemy.

Suitable for the whole family, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre purchase tickets here

Also during the holidays we will be running dissection workshops.  Participants will be guided through the dissection of an organ (abattoir sourced) by one of our University volunteers.  Daily at 11am.  Pre-purchase tickets here.

Senior Science Teachers Day - April 1st 2015 Bookings Now Open

Biology teachers Day - April 2nd 2015 Bookings Now Open


Introduction to the Museum

We are listed as one of the world's 10 weirdest museums - or most surprising.  You can investigate diseases and common causes of death, see the effect of these diseases on our bodies, and see real x-rays, bionic implants and medical tools. 

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In the News:

25 November, 2013
by administrator

Two cases of typhoid at the Christmas Island detention centre last week sparked fears of an outbreak of the disease on the island.

The two Afghan asylum seekers, who arrived on separate boats, were hospitalised with typhoid fever. They have since been treated and have returned to the detention centre.

25 November, 2013
by administrator

Australia has stepped up the fight against antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB), opening a $1.2 million high biosecurity laboratory in Sydney last Tuesday.

25 November, 2013
by administrator

A new survey conducted by the National Prescribing Service has found that many Australians don't understand how antibiotics work, asking their doctors to prescribe antibiotics when they are not needed.

From the Collection:

25 November, 2013
by Mr Derek Williamson

Erin Collins: UNSW journalism intern

After years stowed away, a University of New South Wales antique, the ‘Drummond Digital Microdispenser’ has landed itself in the Museum of Human Disease, sparking conversation about what relevance exactly it now has in modern research.


image - University plunges into history in the name of science

25 November, 2013
by administrator

Nasal douches have been around for a long time, allowing people to cleanse the nose of mucus and other debris like air-borne pollutants.  

25 November, 2013
by Ms Bridget Murphy

By Joshua Collis-Bird

‘Kill All Germs’ was the motto and the name of KAG manufacturing company’s latest revolution in the world of antiseptics in the 1900s. But what did this ground-breaking new medicine actually do?

25 November, 2013
by administrator

image - Bex Powders“Have a cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down,” advised advertisements for Bex, a cure-all manufactured from 1965 by Beckers Pty Ltd manufacturing chemists in Sydney.