The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum maintains a collection of scientific artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a completely authentic setting. Constructed in 1895 and inaugurated in 1896, the nineteen-room Pathological Department Building, as it was then called, is equipped with three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheatre, autopsy room, and library.
Explore this site to learn more about the Indiana Medical History Museum as well as Indiana's medical heritage. The museum also offers an extensive list of links to other websites relating to medical history, science education and health careers.
2/20/2014: The Spring installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series will be held at IMHM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4pm. More details to come.
12/4/2013: Please note: During the months of December 2013 -January 2014, IMHM is only open on Saturdays. During that time NO group tours will be scheduled.
Our regular hours will resume on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
11/1/2013: IMHM Winter Break Hours announced. Click here for more information.
8/26/2013: Indy A-List Winners Announced: IMHM made the TOP FIVE again, thanks to your support!
7/6/2013: Check out the video of IMHM's Executive Director Mary Ellen Hennessey Nottage in a segment on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.
7/5/2013: IMHM will be featured in a segment on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick this evening at 7:30pm on WFYI (PBS). It will also be shoen on WTHR (NBC) on Sunday, July 7th at 11am. Check us out!
6/24/2013: Once again, the Indiana Medical History Museum has been nominated for BEST MUSEUM on the Indy A-list. Help us win it this year! Vote for us at www.ctvr.us/imhm.
6/1/2013: IMHM was featured on today's Yelp.com segment on WTHR. Check it out here.
10/31/2012: The Indiana Medical History Museum is featured in the November 2012 issue of Indianapolis Monthly. Check us out! There is also a photo gallery on the Indianapolis Monthly website. Click here to view the gallery.
1/18/2012: News spreads about brain tissue in the IMHM collection. see links!
12/7/2011: Brain tissue in the IMHM collection used to advance modern medicine. read more
10/20/2011: The IMHM Medicinal Plant Garden receives award at International Master Gardener Conference. read more
8/31/2011: Check us out in the September/October issue of Indiana Gardening! http://www.statebystategardening.com/in