Find answers to general questions about the Museum of Health below.

If you have a question not answered below, please contact us here.

Museum of Health

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Where is the museum?

The Museum of Health will be housed in the heritage-listed Medical Superintendent’s House on the grounds of Baillie Henderson Hospital along Hogg Street (between Tor and Mort Streets).

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When will the museum be open to the public?

The development of the museum precinct is set to be completed by late 2024. We estimate we will be welcoming our first visitors in the spring of 2024.

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Will the new development impact the Heritage of the site?

This project has received Queensland Government Heritage Approval. The project team has worked tirelessly with Heritage consultants to ensure the Conservation Management plan for the Heritage-Listed Medical Superintendent’s House is adhered to.

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Is the museum part of the new Toowoomba Hospital plan?

The new Museum of Health is not part of the new Toowoomba Hospital plan, however, it is located on the same Baillie Henderson Hospital campus.

The Museum of Health is a Toowoomba Hospital Foundation initiative, separate from Darling Downs Health’s plans for the new hospital. If you would to find out more information on the new Toowoomba Hospital please visit Darling Downs Health’s website.

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How can I get involved in the museum project?

There’s plenty of ways you can get involved in our Museum, from volunteering to joining our Committee. Find out more information on how you can get involved here.

Or subscribe to our eNewsletter for regular news and updates.


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Can I donate an object to the museum?

The Museum of Health collection has been built on the generosity of donors. The museum welcomes donations of objects, photographs and documents of significance to Queensland’s medical history.

If you have an object that you would like to donate to the museum, please begin by completing a donation proposal form including:

  • Physical description of the object, including type, age, size, and condition
  • As much historical information about the object as possible including any known provenance, dates, associated people, places and events
  • A photograph of the object
  • Supporting evidence, if available (e.g. associated documentation, receipts, personal photographs)

Please forward the completed donation proposal form to us atinfo@mohqld.com.au or mail the form to:

Museum of Health
c/o Toowoomba Hospital Foundation
PO Box 7646
South Toowoomba
Queensland 4350

A museum representative will contact you to discuss your proposal.

The museum is unable to accept or hold any object until a decision is made to accept a donation. Please do not bring or send objects to the museum without prior agreement.

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My family donated an object/s to the current collection, what are your plans for this donation?

We encourage you to contact the head of our Curatorial Team on info@mohqld.com.au for more information about the management of the item/s donated.

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Will my donation to Toowoomba Hospital Foundation be used to fund the museum project?

All donations to Toowoomba Hospital Foundation are in support of buying important medical equipment and resources, improving services, making hospital facilities better, delivering patient care programs, funding research and supporting staff training for Darling Downs Health. If you would like to know more about how donations to the Foundation are used to benefit the care of patients and families please email admin@toowoombahospitalfoundation.org.au.

Campaigns and fundraising activities specific to the Museum of Health, such as our Purchase a Paver initiative will be used in support of the Museum project. If you would like to donate specifically towards the museum you can donate through this website or chat to us in person, please contact our team at admin@toowoombahospitalfoundation.org.au.


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How is the project being funded?

In 2021 Toowoomba Hospital Foundation was successful in securing $1.16 million in matched funding from the Australian Federal Government Round 5 Building Better Regions Fund to commence Stage 1 of the Museum of Health.

Public Compliance works on the Medical Superintendent’s House owned by Darling Downs Health are funded by Queensland Health.

We are also developing a capital project fundraising and major gifts campaign to progress Stages 2 and 3.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any further questions, please complete the form here.

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