University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum – Iowa City, Iowa holds nearly 5000 items of medical equipment on display. Two galleries feature the history of health sciences along with temporary exhibis. There are also six exhibits on the hospital premises and a large art collection on display throughout the hospital.
The Permanent Collection: consists of objects and other items (photographs, documents, books, etc.), which are significant or related to the mission and collecting objectives of the Museum. The three-dimensional artifact collections are approximately 3,000 strong. Some of the major categories are ophthalmology, dentistry, phlebotomy, surgical instruments, UIHC history, diagnostic equipment, obstetrics/gynecology, cardiology, and otolaryngology.
There are a number of items that are used for demonstration programs which are duplicates of those on display but in less pristine condition.
Archives Collection: consists of any and all documentation related to the history of the Medical Museum. The archives include all correspondence, policies and procedures, financial records, and any other documentation relevant to the institutional history of the UIHC Medical Museum. These records are used by appropriate parties for research on the Museum and its history within the UIHC and the University of Iowa.
There are approximately 500 photographs related to medicine in Iowa on display at the museum.
Location: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa
Phone: (319) 356-7106
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8a.m. – 5p.m. Saturday – Sunday: 1p.m. – 4p.m.
The Medical Museum is also open most holidays (please call in advance.)
Admission is free.