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The Medical Museum was established in 1980 by David Warnock, a passionate collector of medical memorabilia. It is administered by a charitable trust which was incorporated in 2001.
Photo of the Medical Museum entrance
Medical Museum entrance

The museum is an independent organisation working in co-operation with MidCentral Health and its staff. The trust acquires, stores, preserves, displays and interprets items of historic and educational medical interest.

A large collection of medical instruments and equipment are on display in the museum. Items of interest range from the New Zealand wars to the present day, illustrating how medical equipment and procedures have evolved over the last 100 years.

Location and Opening Times

The museum is located at Palmerston North Hospital, near Gate 5, Heretaunga Street
1st and 3rd Friday of each month 2pm- 4:30pm 
or by request for group visits


Gold coin donation


The museum is run by volunteers and its activities are resourced by donations. It does not use public health funding, donations are gratefully accepted
If  you have an item to donate please where possible, ensure you have some background information to accompany such as:
• Age
• Who it belonged to
• What it is
• Any relevant background information


Phone: (06) 356 9169

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