The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital has several offerings for groups. The museum itself is available for visitors to explore at their own pace; groups of 10 or more are required to make a reservation. We recommend 45 minutes for a group visit, which includes an introduction by a docent and time for self-guided exploration. The museum also provides 45-minute group tours of the Ether Dome, which can be extended into a history tour of the hospital with several additional stops.
Group visits are available on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm with advance reservation. If your group is larger than 20 people, they can be split into smaller groups to do the visit back-to-back. We recommend the museum and Ether Dome for 8th grade and up.
The museum is partnering with the medical simulation group at MGH to provide interactive experiences with medical simulation for interested visiting groups. These demonstrations can include either hands-on simulated arthroscopic knee surgery or a demonstration of a medical simulation mannequin. If your school or community group of between 5 and 15 people is interested in this opportunity, please contact the museum with as much advance notice as possible. Simulation demonstrations are limited by the availability of the clinicians and the equipment. Please plan to spend an hour and a half in the museum for the demonstration and museum visit.
Please feel free to download our group visit policies.
For questions or to reserve a group visit, contact Tegan Kehoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-726-4548.
If you are interested in a hospital history tour but are not coming with a group, you can attend one of our public MGH history tours. For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook or Eventbrite pages, or email email@example.com to join the mailing list.