Find Out More About What Has Killed Us (Or Tried To) • UNSW Museum Of Human Disease

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Find Out More About What Has Killed Us (Or Tried To) • UNSW Museum Of Human Disease

The new coronavirus is the latest in a long list of deadly diseases that you’d want to stay away from. But did you know there is a place in Sydney where you can get up close to diseases without dying?

Visit the University of New South Wales Museum of Human Disease and you will come face to face with over 2,500 human tissue specimens demonstrating hundreds of diseases and their complications.

Take a walk past jars and vials of amputated limbs, organs and other body parts so gruesome that you will not look away and learn how HIV/Aids, cancer, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, genetic diseases and the effects of drugs on the human body.

A visit to the Museum of Diseases is not for the faint-hearted. However, for those with a deadly curiosity, an inkling for the macabre, or simply fascinated by the science and history behind deadly diseases and their treatments, then this museum will have you staring at specimens till the end of the day.


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Located at the University of New South Wales in Kensington, the museum is open to the public every day during the week between 10am and 4pm.

If you’re a secondary school teacher, make sure to check out the museum’s webpage for information on teacher-only development days.

Make sure to check out our Facebook for more museums to see around Sydney.

Practical information

Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm
Adult $10
Child $5
Conc. $5
(Include senior card, commonwealth pension cards, student cards, carer cards, taxi drivers.)

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