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Tour the Museum of Human Disease

17 August 2019
10.00am – 2.00pm AEST
Museum of Human Disease, UNSW Sydney
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photo of a human organ in glass jar


Tour the Museum of Human Disease and explore their collection of diseased human specimens demonstrating hundreds of diseases and their complications. Diseases represented include HIV/AIDs, cancer, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, genetic diseases and the effects of drugs.

Some specimens illustrate the effects of diseases such as typhoid and diphtheria which are now quite rare in Australia due to vaccination and public health programs, while others illustrate the impact of unhealthy lifestyle factors with exhibits on smoking, obesity, alcohol, drugs and mental health.

Things to consider:

  • Some individuals, children and cultural groups may be sensitive to the display of real human tissue. Please consider the suitability of this material when planning your visit
  • No photography permitted inside the Museum
  • No food or drinks permitted inside the Museum


This talk is part of the program of events UNSW Sydney is presenting for the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week.

The UNSW program of events includes talks, tours and events that will reveal the science that blows your mind – from an unexpected method to measure dark matter to the feminist history of the internet. See the full program.