Learn about some of Australia’s biggest killers at the Museum of Human Disease

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Visit the Museum of Human Disease at the University of New South Wales – Australia’s only publicly accessible medical pathology collection.

Home to more than 2,000 specimens of diseased human tissue, the Museum of Human Disease provides information to the public about health, disease, human anatomy and biology.

Although some diseases such as typhoid and diphtheria are now quite rare in Australia due to vaccination and public health programs, other infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis still remain as major problems within the community.

Many diseases associated with lifestyle are also available to view and provide great evidence of the impact of unhealthy lifestyle factors. Visitors will see and learn about these and can also view exhibits on smoking, obesity, alcohol, drugs and mental health.

Throughout the day volunteers from the University’s Medicine and Medical Science Programs will be leading tours sharing the weird and wonderful specimens at the Museum.


  • Adults $10; Children and Concessions $5; UNSW staff & students free
  • All children under 15 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times
  • Some individuals, children and cultural groups may be sensitive to the display of real human tissue. Please consider the suitability of this material when planning your visit.
  • All bags and handbags will be cloaked at reception. No food or beverages permitted.
  • Strictly no photography

Event Detail

November 24, 2019 10:00 am
November 24, 2019 4:00 pm


Museum of Human Disease