Specimens from the Museum of Human Disease

Access and facilities in the museum

Accessible parking can be found in the Botany Street parking station, less than 50m from the museum.

The museum is accessible for wheelchair and mobility aid users. Upon arrival to the museum, please call us on (02) 9065 0330 and a member of staff will meet you in the building foyer and provide lift access. Alternatively, if you are visiting with someone who can enter via the stairs, they can let us know that you need lift access.

There are no wheelchair accessible toilets in the museum building. The E26 Biological Sciences building is directly opposite the museum building and has a wheelchair accessible toilet with auto-opening door. More details of accessible parking and toilets on the Kensington campus can be found here.

There are no baby change rooms in the museum, but one is located in the building. Please speak with a staff member if you need this facility and they will provide access for you. A map of the parent facilities on the UNSW Kensington campus can be found here.

Assistance animals are warmly welcomed in the museum. A water bowl is available if needed. The nearest green space is the Michael Birt Lawn, 150m from the museum when walking towards the UNSW High St light rail stop.

The Museum of Human Disease is a NSW Companion Card affiliated business. 

Inside the museum

The museum can be busy and loud, particularly when school or university student groups are visiting. Our displays include video with sound. If you would prefer to visit us at a quieter time, please call us to discuss the best options for you. 

If you have specific accessibility needs or concerns about visiting the museum, please call us on (02) 9065 0330 or email us at so that we can ensure that you have the best possible experience. 

Before visiting, some visitors may like to read the social narrative for the museum, found here. Social narratives are stories that explain a social situation or event and can be useful for individuals with cognitive disabilities, autism or other cognitive or sensory needs. 

A sensory guide to the museum can be found here.

Each of our specimens has a QR code on the label with information about the specimen and patient history that is suitable for text-to-speech readers.