School excursions

The Museum of Human Disease welcomes thousands of students every year to expand their subject knowledge through our specimens and displays. We currently have specific programs for the following subjects:

- HSC Biology (Infectious/Non-infectious Diseases)

- HSC Biology (Genetics)

- HSC Biology (Depth Studies primer session)

- HSC PDHPE (Australia's Health Priorities)

- Junior Science (Infectious/Non-infectious Diseases)

More information on the structure and pricing of these units can be found here.

Students love visiting the Museum of Human Disease. Not only does the Museum offer a range of curriculum linked tour options for education groups, but it is full of interesting and confronting specimens that keep students' attention. Watch our preview video to see more.

To book an excursion call or email us, or use our online booking system by clicking here.


Virtual classroom

The Museum offers a range of video conference experiences for schools.  Focussed on health science topics in the Australian Curriculum, our video conferences provide classes with highly interactive experiences that can't be replicated in the classroom.

Topics and formats range from researchers talking about their work, to virtual museum tours and dissections. Click here for more details or to book a video conference.

Teacher Professional Development Days

The Museum offers a range of professional development opportunities for teachers.  All our PD is NESA accredited for 6 hours per day. Information on our next PD days will be available in early 2019.  


Education Resources

The following resources have been developed by staff at UNSW and the Museum of Human Disease. We send teachers new resources as we produce them, so please email us if you'd like to receive our newsletters. We want to make our resources as useful as possible, so please send us your feedback and suggestions for future resources.


Interactive images of disease - A web resource with twenty interactive images of Museum specimens, complete with definitions, pathology and clinical information.  Produced by the museum and academic staff within the School of Medical Science (Department of Pathology), some images have clickable hotspots to identify characteristics within the specimen. 

Now available as an iOS device app in Full or Light versions

Online microscopy - A resource for teachers containing links and information for zoomable virtual slides of blood, blood vessels, kidney, lung, skin, nerve, the eye and mitotic cells in an onion root tip.

UNSW embryology - A website with images and comprehensive information about embryology, developed by anatomist Dr Mark Hill from UNSW

Adaptive tutorials - Formative online activities developed by museum staff, addressing syllabus-linked content for science students. Please note: These online activities must be opened using the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.