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Diamantina Health Care Museum

The aim of the Diamantina Health Care Museum is to collect, document, preserve, and interpret the rich history of health care at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and its predecessors on the site:

  • 1901 – Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases
  • 1943 – South Brisbane Auxiliary Hospital
  • 1956 – South Brisbane Hospital
  • 1960 – Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Diamantina Health Care Museum is open on Wednesdays from 11 am to 2:30 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm to 2 pm. Access is from the Cornwall Street entrance of the hospital grounds.

The Museum is a non-profit incorporated association established to acquire, conserve, research, and exhibit materials of significance in health and nursing care, including development and support services. The Museum addresses contemporary issues as well as providing linkages to the wealth of past hospital practices and staff.

The Museum collection and displays include medical, nursing, para-medical, hospital, and scientific objects and documents of significance and importance in the development of health care on site.

The main section of the Diamantina Health Care Museum is located in the oldest building at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Dispenser’s House, which was built in 1909. The museum also has a permanent display in the foyer of the main hospital building.

The Diamantina Health Care Museum was named after Contessa Diamantina Roma, Lady Bowen, the wife of the first Governor of Queensland.


Last updated 17 May 2015
Last reviewed 17 May 2015