Explore medical innovation
past and present at
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Apothecary kit

Permanent Exhibits

What led to the discovery of anesthesia at MGH in 1846, and what are we still learning about what anesthesia does to the brain? What avenues are being explored to reduce organ shortages? How have the changing needs of patients shaped care? Explore these questions and more in the museum’s first-floor gallery.

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Night at the Museum


Attend monthly lectures and discover stories about medicine, research and medical history from the experts who explore these worlds every day. See the schedule.

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In the Putnam Gallery

Temporary Exhibits

CRISPR is one of the most promising and most discussed gene editing technologies right now. Discover more about what this powerful new therapy can—and cannot—do in our new exhibit, “Examining CRISPR—The Power and Promise of a Gene Editing Tool.” On display now in the Putnam Gallery.


Russell Museum at MGH
2 North Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114


Monday–Friday year round:
9 am–5 pm
Saturday April–October:
11 am–5 pm

Admission Free


Contact us

For more information
about the Russell Museum,
 call 617-724-8009.

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