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Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History

Melbourne

  • Display area - acupuncture
  • Museum display - introduction

The Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History showcases over 170 years of advances in anaesthesia and pain medicine, and is one of the largest and most diverse collections of its type in the world.

The Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History showcases over 170 years of advances in anaesthesia and pain medicine, and is one of the largest and most diverse collections of its type in the world.

Having such a significant collection allows us to look back to a time before anaesthesia was available and follow its development and transformation, from an unskilled and unreliable art into a highly scientific medical specialty.

The museum is housed in the heritage listed Victorian Italianate building, Ulimaroa. It is one of the few intact examples of Melbourne boom time architecture along St Kilda Road.

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This is a free attraction

Facilities

  • Public toilet

Opening hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Memberships

  • Museums Australia

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision

Entry cost

Free Entry