Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History

A collection of anesthetic equipment and memorabilia illustrating the development of anesthesia since its introduction in 1846.

The Museum is dedicated to acquiring, documenting, preserving and interpreting, objects and stories which illustrate the historical context for and significant developments in the practice of anesthesia, pain medicine and intensive care medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History
Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History


The key collecting and interpretation focus is anesthetic apparatus and associated material from the early beginnings to the present, which clearly illustrate significant developments and achievements in the practice of anesthesia.

Ulimaroa, 630 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC
By appointment
Museum Displays, Talks and Tours and Research facilities.

Through its collecting activities the Museum collects, stores, interprets and makes accessible a wide range of material which assists in exploring the past, present and future of the practice of anaesthesia in Australia and New Zealand. Adding to a greater understanding and appreciation of the on-going development of the specialty.

Approximately 8000 items