View this month’s lecture and register to attend.

In sessions run by MGH clinicians, the public has a chance to interact with and “diagnose” a medical mannequin. Learn more and view the schedule. (Click here to schedule a session for a group.)

Learn about free public tours of the museum and Ether Dome. (Planning a group visit? Click here.)

Free Lecture Series

The museum hosts evening lectures every month, with the exception of July and August, typically on the second Tuesday. The lecture series offers talks and discussions about a wide variety of subject matter, including medical history, the intersection of medicine and the humanities, and cutting-edge research, often presented by MGH experts.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital invites you to its next evening lecture. “Not Me! Doctors, Decisions and Disparities in Health Care” will be presented by Joseph Betancourt, MD, PhD, MGH vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer, Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 pm in the museum’s third-floor Putnam Gallery.

Light refreshments will be available. To register, go to

Simulation at the Museum

Join us to learn how realistic simulators are transforming training in the health professions. In these hands-on demonstrations by the MGH Learning Laboratory, you will get the chance either to take the vital signs of a full, lifelike human mannequin, or to locate and retrieve tiny objects from inside a knee model, using surgical instruments and a tiny camera.
Look for dates in the coming months.

No registration is required. Each session begins at noon and runs until 1:30 pm. Please arrive by 12:15 pm to be able to participate in this immersive program.

Public Tours

Learn about Mass General’s more than 200 years of history and its modern-day innovation in a one-hour walking tour that includes the Ether Dome, the Russell Museum, and a few points in between. Tours are offered to the public and employees twice a month.

The next tours are: 

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2 to 3 pm
Monday, Feb. 3, 1 to 2 pm
Thursday, Feb. 13, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Space is limited to 12 people. To register, go to

Tour participants meet in front of the exhibit case at the lobby intersection of the White and Lunder Buildings.

For tours with groups of 10 or more, see detailed information here.

To sign up to receive information about the lectures and other museum programming, please email

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