THE PRINCE HENRY HOSPITAL NURSING AND MEDICAL MUSEUM
Located at Little Bay, the Museum is on the first corner after coming through the main entrance to the Prince Henry Hospital precinct, on Brodie Avenue, opposite the restaurant and shopping area. Many of our Sunday visitors wander over after having coffee to check out the Museum and most end up staying for well over an hour looking at the pictures and artefacts and chatting with our volunteer guides. We constantly receive affirming comments about our volunteer service in the visitors' books.
The museum collection began in 1991 as a hospital display in the old lecture hall at the Prince henry Hospital. The PHH Nursing and Medical Museum was opened in 2002 in its current setting in Ward 1 and has been operating since then with the assistance of volunteers who were nurses at the hospital or closely associated in other ways.
In 2004 Randwick Council became involved and has provided support and guidance since that time. The business is managed by elected volunteer members of the PHH Trained Nurses' Association. Our members are spread across Australia and overseas and share a common bond with the hospital in which they trained or the University of NSW affiliated Nursing Education Centre (NEC) where they studied to become registered nurses.
The PHH Trained Nurses' Association operates, manages and administers the Prince Henry Hospital Nursing and Medical Museum located in Flowers Ward 1 and the Pathology Building (also known as Henry's Trading Post) at Prince Henry at Little Bay. The museum was established by the Association in 1991 to promote the growth of and foster community interest in the Museum, the history it portrays and the Museum collection.
The Museum is staffed during opening times by volunteer members of the PHH Trained Nurses' Association who have a deep knowledge of the history of PHH, the people, and the achievements that occurred there since 1881. Volunteers are available to walk around with visitors or to answer questions as well as providing a friendly opportunity for visitors to tell us their stories about their connection with the hospital.
DETAILSOPENING TIMES: 10am - 3pm Sundays
MUSEUM MISSION STATEMENT
The Prince Henry Nurses and Medical Museum seeks to preserve and maintain our hospital's historical heritage that began on the headlands of Little Bay in 1881.
A place for the sick in a beautiful setting which enhanced the healing process. The Museum collection consists of past hospital equipment, a research library and fascinating picture galleries which are accessible to all.
We seek to continue with the culture of Health Care by running programs that educate the community on important health care issues.
To embrace all, especially future generations, the elderly and our local Aboriginal community.
We honour the role our Doctors, Nurses and others from this hospital who daily displayed their professional abilities in the healing process.
|Join us at the Nursing and Medical Museum and enjoy the rich history of the Prince Henry Hospital. Call us to arrange a tour for your school group or for adults.
Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association
Nursing and Medical Museum
Ward 1 (formerly Ward 18)
2 Brodie Avenue, Little Bay, NSW 2036
Opening times Sundays from 10:00am-3:00pm. All other times by arrangement
Group tours of the Museum, Nurses War Memorial Chapel, and the hospital precinct can be arranged Monday through Friday by appointment. School groups are welcome if their curriculum supports the history of the hospital and/or health sciences.
Available tour times: 10:30am to 12:30pm | 2:00pm to 4:00pm, duration of tour: 2 hours
Bookings essential: Contact phone: