Museum of Health Care, Kingston

Museum of Health Care, Kingston

The Museum of Health Care is situated in the Ann Baillie Building, a National Historic Site of Canada and former residence for nursing students at the Kingston General Hospital's School of Nursing. The School of Nursing closed in 1974, after the Ontario provincial government transferred the training of nurses to colleges and universities. In 1995, the Museum of Health Care was relocated to the Ann Baillie Building.

It is the only museum in Canada dedicated to the history of health and health care. It features one of the largest collections of medical and healthcare artefacts in Canada, it is home to a wide-range of artefacts and archival documents and photographs from surgical tools to laboratory instruments documenting how people have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering from the late 18th century to the present day.

The Museum strives to connect visitors with the experience of people in past times and provide context and perspective on contemporary health issues. The Museum serves the general public, practitioners, students, and historians through exhibitions, interpretive programs, and special events throughout the year.

Operation hours: Fall / winter / spring hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 4 pm.

Extended summer hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.

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Sight Name: Museum of Health Care
Sight Location: Kingston, Canada
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Tour of Kingston  

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