The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology is Australia's largest collection of human tissue specimens. Dating from the Victorian era, it has been continuously in use for teaching and research. In addition to tissue specimens, the collection includes ancient Egyptian mummified remains, animal skeletons, collections of rare European anatomical models constructed from wax, plaster and papier mâché, the death masks of Australian bushrangers Ned Kelly and Dan Morgan, and examples of the rare pathologies such as sirenomelia (mermaid syndrome) and fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.
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The Harry Brookes Allen Museum is Australia's largest collection of dissected real human remains. Anatomy material is grouped into regions of the body, while pathology material is categorised into body systems.
Research and education
Undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in anatomy and/or pathology courses have access to the museum via their student cards. Access times are between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Tours of the museum are available to health professionals and to external tertiary institutions.
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We are always interested in new items and information to enhance the collection, and welcome all kinds of support to continue collection development