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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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


Due to the emerging COVID-19 situation and policy statements from the State and Federal Government, University Museums will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.