Society for the Preservation of Artefacts of Surgery & Medicine

The Society for Preservation of the Artefacts of Surgery & Medicine is the sole owner & governance body of the SPASM Museum.

The collection & museum is now housed in the 1870’s sandstone buildings – one was the gatekeeper’s cottage - the other the male attendants’ cottage - at the Victoria Road entrance to the old Gladesville Hospital Asylum.

The Museum has 9 display rooms illustrating

the history of moveable health heritage items and memorabilia, encompassing both the hospital and non-hospital sectors of nursing and medicine.

Museum location

Building 6 Old Gladesville Hospital

Enter from Victoria Road entrance

SPASM is the 1st building on the right.

Parking available in car park beside museum

Bus: Victoria Road stop at Hospital entrance

or the Red Metro bus M52 stops at Crown St


The collection contains over 5000 objects, documents and books