Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History

Explore of one Australia’s finest collections of medical instruments and memorabilia at the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History.

Established initially as the Museum of Surgical and Scientific Instruments and Equipment in 1950, the museum was renamed in 1980.

The current name honours local Brisbane identities within the medical community – the Marks family, whose members served in the Australian Army Medical Corps during both WWI and WWII, and Dr Konrad Hirschfeld, a pioneering chest surgeon in Brisbane and past curator of the museum. 

Come visit the museum and discover innovative learning opportunities to inspire and educate all visitors.

 The Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History is free and open to the public. Tours are available Tuesday and Thursday mornings and can be booked through email at


Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History

Mayne Medical Building
288 Herston Road
Herston Qld 4006


Phone: 07 3365 5423