Education and Research
Access to the Museum

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.

The museum is not open to the public other than on the University’s annual Open Day, held in August, and several other museum open days throughout the year. Check the Museum Facebook page for events and updates.

Request Access

Enrolled anatomy and pathology students experiencing difficulty accessing the HBA Museum should submit a request form.

Student Access Request Form

Other students in relevant disciplines may apply for casual access via the museum curator. This is usually granted to students who have a legitimate study-related purpose for visiting the museum.

Volunteering & Research

Volunteer and various research project opportunities are available through the Harry Brookes Allen Museum.  If you are interested in working on a volunteer project with these collections, please contact the Curator or view current opportunities on the Cultural Collections Projects Program website. Published research and student reports are available on our Publications page.

Artist Programs

The following are available to artist and students interested in the exploring the connection between art and the human body:

Museum Facilities

Rules of Entry

  • Students of anatomy and/or pathology ONLY have regular access to this facility
  • No unauthorised access
  • Casual access may be available to eligible visitors by appointment only (telephone 8344 5750 or email the curator)
  • Do not give access to others with your swipe card
  • Return all plastinated specimens, osteology specimens, potted specimens, models and laser pointers to their original locations after use
  • No photography or filming of any kind
  • Please take your rubbish with you when you leave

For further information on the museum, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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.

Student Access Request Form