Join us at the Nursing and Medical Museum and enjoy the rich history of the Prince Henry Hospital. Call us to arrange a tour for your school group or for adults.
Please make direct contact with the Nursing and Medical Museum to ensure you don’t miss any events or tours.
Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association
Nursing and Medical Museum
Ward 1 (formerly Ward 18)
2 Brodie Avenue, Little Bay, NSW 2036
Tuesdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm All other times by arrangement.
However, while there is no specific admission fee, ongoing public support by way of individual donation is greatly appreciated, and will enable the volunteer team to maintain the Museum and its exhibits now and into the future.
Group tours of the Museum, Nurses War Memorial Chapel, and the hospital precinct can be arranged Monday through Saturday by appointment. School groups are welcome if their curriculum supports the history of the hospital and/or health sciences.
10:30am to 12:30pm
School aged children $5.00
On the coast at Little Bay stands The Coast Chapel Nurses War Memorial. The Chapel is the only Nurses War Memorial in Australia. The inter-denominational chapel was built and is now managed by the Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses’ Association Inc.
The Coast Chapel at Little Bay is available for christenings, baptisms, baby naming ceremonies, weddings, funerals and memorial ceremonies, as well as being a fabulous filming location for commercials, dramas and corporate videos.
For further information and to book the chapel for your special occasion, please call 0447 614 137 or complete the website enquiry form.
According to the New South Wales Government Gazette of 1880, the population of Sydney was 221,000, Sir Henry Parkes was the Premier, and Sydney Hospital, as the first hospital in Australia was training nurses based on the Florence Nightingale model from London.
With an expanding population and the introduction of various communicable diseases to the colony carried by the many convicts and new settlers, it was necessary to establish a designated isolated place to develop a hospital/sanitarium to which these persons could be sent. A measles epidemic in 1867, together with a small pox outbreak in 1881 and leprosy forced Parkes and others to accommodate affected persons away from the immediate city area.
The bus/coach bay in Brodie Avenue is for the exclusive use of coaches and mini buses transporting visitors to the musem for guided tours during the hours between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday.
There are many tours of the museum throughout the week both mornings and afternoons. Some visitors are wheel-chair bound and many use walking frames, so it’s very important that the bus/coach bay is available during the specified hours.
Should the bay be used for general parking, other than for Museum use, Council rangers will be advised and infringement notices issued.