Explore medical innovation
past and present at
Massachusetts General Hospital

Painting of 19th century men in frock coats surrounding patient undergoing surgery
Ether Day, 1846

virtual field trips

The Russell Museum is pleased to offer free, 45-minute virtual field trips for educational and community groups (eighth grade through adult). Click here for details.

nurse administering flu shot
MGH Central Flu Shot Clinic

flu shot clinic now closed

Because of low patient volume, the MGH Central Flu Clinic closed on Wednesday, December 9. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have not received your flu vaccine, please contact your primary care physician’s office or visit a retail pharmacy.

Painting of Florence Nightingale with patient
Online exhibit

Florence Nightingale’s Legacy

In celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, the World Health Organization declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” Click here for an exhibit about her lasting influence on patient care.


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


The museum remains closed to the public.

Contact us

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