About the Museum

HBA Museum of Anatomy and Pathology aims to be both a world-class reference collection of human anatomy and pathology material and a vibrant study hub for educational and research activities. Taking a scientific and ethically-considered approach, the museum provides teaching resources for relevant University of Melbourne curricula and educational services for external institutions. The museum further offers unique public engagement opportunities, both virtual and physical, which aim to enhance knowledge transfer and broaden scientific discourse. The museum actively pursues maintenance and expansion of the collection, while also evolving to reflect our ever-changing understanding of the human body.


Dr Ryan Jefferies Curator, HBA Museum of Anatomy and Pathology

Dr Ryan Jefferies has a PhD in infectious disease and extensive experience in biomedical research, education and science communication.He has an interest in contemporary medical museology – re-contextualising our ever-changing understanding of the human body and the role of biomedical science in human society.

Museum Management Committee

Associate Professor Jenny Hayes (Chair)

committee members

Dr Clare Hampson

Dr Jacqueline Healy

Dr Ross Jones

Dr Ryan Jefferies

Dr Varsha Pilbrow


University of Melbourne
Medical Building
Cnr Grattan Street and Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria

The museum is located on Level 3, East Wing of the Medical Building (Tri-radiate or Building 181).  The building can be entered via the main entrance on Grattan Street. The nearest tram stop is Stop 10 Royal Melbourne Hospital (Route 19), corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade.

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