AMA Medical History Museum

The museum is presently housed in the attic rooms of AMA House, a Georgian building erected in early 1850s. The collection reflects medical practice in Tasmanian from the late 1800s to the present, and complements other medical collections in Tasmania. The museum organises small displays at AMA house and at conferences and works with staff at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on their medical history displays. The museum hold occasional seminars and publishes 'The Archive', a newsletter previously published by the historical committee of Launceston General Hospital.


The collection includes a small but very interesting collection of early medical curiosities and surgical instruments, a large collection of items from the past 60 years, about 500 medical books dating from the early 1900s and the archival records of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Medical Association