College of Surgeons' Museum and Art Gallery


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The College of Surgeons' Museum was established in 2006, and officially opened by the then president, Dr Russell Stitz, on 21 February 2007.

The museum is located on the lower ground floor, south wing of the Melbourne building. It is open to the public Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 12noon - other times by appointment. A gold coin donation is appreciated.

Group tours can be organised by arrangement with the curator (see contact details).

On display in the museum are:

  • historical surgical instruments
  • objects from the history of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • rare and historic books
  • College memorabilia
  • a selection of gifts from Fellows and affiliated colleges.

Themes explored in the museum include:

  • the development of surgical technology
  • great events in the history of surgery
  • the history of surgery, from the time of the arrival of Europeans in the Asia-Pasific region
  • great surgeons of the past
  • the history of the College
  • Lives of the Fellows of the College

Art Gallery

The College of Surgeons' Art Gallery was established in 2008 and is located in the College building in Melbourne. As the gallery occupies heavily used multifunction public space, it is open to the public by appointment with the curator (see contact details).

Exhibited in the art gallery are oil paintings, especially portraits, sculpture, silverware,  furniture, glass and ceramics. Most of these have been donated by Fellows and friends of the College, or are commemorative gifts from affiliated Colleges. 


Both the Museum and the Art Gallery have been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for participation in the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program. The Cultural Gifts Program is a philanthropic program managed by the Australian Government and its primary aim is to encourage a culture of giving by offering taxation incentives to those who donate to approved public institutions.


College Curator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7447
Fax: +61 3 9249 1219