The Anatomy Museum at the University of Otago was established in 1874, three years after the University itself was founded and only 26 years after the first official settlers arrived in Dunedin.

The Anatomy Museum

Access to the Anatomy Museum

  • Health Science students currently taking papers in the Department of Anatomy are advised to check their lab manuals or Moodle/Blackboard/anatomystudent online information for semester hours of access
  • Postgraduate students and staff from any department in the University may apply for research-based access through the Museum Curator or a senior member of the academic staff from the Department of Anatomy
  • Some of the models in the museum are available for use by other University of Otago departments in their teaching
  • Schools, other institutions, and community education groups may arrange for visits to the Anatomy Museum, usually run during University teaching breaks in order to avoid clashing with classes. Please contact the Museum Curator if you wish to arrange this.

When you are visiting the museum please do not eat or drink. The use of cameras or other image-recording devices is strictly prohibited without the prior consent of either the Museum Curator or the Head of Department.

The Anatomy Museum is not open at weekends or on public holidays.

Contact details

Tel +64 3 479 7361
Fax +64 3 479 7254

Last updated 12/11/2021 09.55 AM

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