In a series of long, glass cabinets, the diseased tissues of human beings are displayed for all who care to visit.
While the Museum of Human Disease may be a rather macabre choice of venue for an outing, there is no doubting the fact that there is something captivating about the disquieting sight of human tissue preserved with such scientific detachment for the education and titillation of the living.
The Museum may be open to the public, but its primary purpose is to educate aspiring doctors on the ravages of disease. Nonetheless, each year, about 10,000 members of the public will come to visit.
The stated aims of the Museum, based on the campus of the University of New South Wales, include inspiring an interest in personal and public health and to promote the understanding of medicine in the wider community.
in the spirit of these aims, the Museum of Human Disease runs a variety of exhibitions and events, including disease discovery sessions, in which experts, doctors and medical professionals will present on a range of medical science topics, and regional health and education sessions, which seek to spread the knowledge of human disease to the more isolated reaches of NSW.
The Museum makes provision for group visitors from high schools and community groups as well as visits from the general public. Group visits occur primarily between 9am and 3pm on weekdays, while public visits and audio tours occur in the later hours of the day, between 3pm and 5pm.
Oh wow, I remember visiting this for year twelve biology. Itís located at my university, go figure hehe. I remember the alcohol-affected liver, it was huge and scary. Not for those with a weak stomach, I must say. Interesting nonetheless.