Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History

The Museum is dedicated to acquiring, documenting, preserving and interpreting, objects and stories which illustrate the historical context for and significant developments in the practice of anaesthesia, pain medicine and intensive care medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

The key collecting and interpretation focus is anaesthetic apparatus and associated material from the early beginnings to the present, which clearly illustrate significant developments and achievements in the practice of anaesthesia.


Through its collecting activities the Museum collects, stores, interprets and makes accessible a wide range of material which assists in exploring the past, present and future of the practice of anaesthesia in Australia and New Zealand. Adding to a greater understanding and appreciation of the on-going development of the specialty.

Approximately 8000 items