Explore the collection

The museum houses many common medical instruments, equipment and also rare and one-of-a-kind objects that may not be accessible elsewhere. We provide opportunities to learn about these objects both digitally and in person.

Aspects of the development and past use of some objects reflect prejudices of the era, which may cause offense, or upset. This is not condoned by The University of Manchester, but we are committed to providing access to this material as evidence of attitudes of the time period.

There are several ways to explore our incredible collection of medical artefacts:

To request access to more of the museum collection for study please contact us.

Access is by appointment only and priority is given to the University’s community of staff and students. Researcher visits can also often be accommodated with prior notice.

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