Piltdown man Skulduggery in the museum

The Harry Brookes Allen Museum contains models of prehistoric human fossils that turned out to be one of the greatest scientific hoaxes ever.

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A face from the past Forensic reconstruction of mummified human remains

Using new technologies to improve research and teaching

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Museum research Mystery of the Halford Skeleton

An example of sirenomelia or an artificial construct?

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The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology is one of Australia's largest collections of real human tissue specimens and historical anatomical models, offering students and researchers a unique insight into the human body.

The museum provides valuable educational resources for University of Melbourne students in the medical and related anatomical disciplines, while also acting as a dynamic study and teaching space. Although the museum is not normally open to the public, tours of the museum are available for health professionals and medical students.

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Opening hours

Collection is not open to the general public. Swipe card access is provided to students enrolled in Anatomy and/or Pathology.

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.30pm

Closed Saturdays and Sundays