WINTER HOURS: During winter hours, we will remain open by appointment Wednesday through Friday, but public drop in tours on the hour will only be available on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The last tour of the day will begin promptly at 3pm. 

December 9th through January 20th 


THE  INDIANA MEDICAL HISTORY MUSEUM

3045 West Vermont Street      |      Indianapolis, IN 46222      |       (317) 635-7329

OPERATING HOURS

Thursday    10:00 - 4:00 

Friday    10:00 - 4:00 

Saturday    10:00 - 4:00 


Visits are by guided tour only.

Tours start on the hour. 

Tours last approximately one hour.

Last tour begins at 3:00.  

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Just show up on the hour -- you do not need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 6 or more.

GROUP TOURS


Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC                


LATEST NEWS

See more news updates or view our newsletters here.

11/29/2017: The Indiana Medical History Museum is featured in an article by Chris Flook on Visit Indiana's website.  History & Science Are Both on Display at This Medical History Museum- click here for the full article.

11/22/2017: Will Higgins of the Indy Star has some great holiday gift ideas from local museum gift shops including Dr. Edenharter's Dream: How Science Improved the Humane Care of the Mentally Ill in Indiana, 1896-2012 by Lucy Jane King, MD and Alan D. Schmetzer, MD. It's available at the Indiana Medical History Museum for $20!  Click here to see Will's full list.

10/18/2017: Our speaker for the Fall 2017 Forensic Science Lecture, Dr. Darin Wolfe, is featured in this article from IndyStar.com.  Indiana autopsy doctor talks about life, death, and myths of the morgue

9/18/2017: Here's an interesting take on the Museum from the Times of Northwest Indiana.  See the full article here.  A second article covers Frankenfest our upcoming launch of Indiana Humanities' series One State/One Story: Frankenstein. Click here.

9/10/2017: The Indiana Medical History Museum is a  ‘Tangible Reminder’ Of Indiana’s Mental Health History from Indiana Public Media. Click here for the article and video.

8/23/2017: Canadian radio show host Jeremy Bradley paid us a visit this summer while recording his travel radio show On the Road with Jeremy Bradley here in Indianapolis.  Check out photos from his visit and listen to an on air interview with Sarah Halter here.

8/23/2017: On Sunday, August 20th IMHM was featured in an article about all of the cool happenings on the former grounds of Central State Hospital.  The article was printed on the front page of the Living section, but you can read the online version here

 


Voices from Central State was a Fall 2016 event series that spotlighted the patient perspective on life at Indiana's flagship mental institution, Central State Hospital (1848-1994).  Click here for more information.

We're currently planning a continuation of the Voices project, an initiative to gather stories from people with connections to Central State Hospital, including former patients, workers, neighbors, and families.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Sarah Halter at shalter@imhm.org.


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

The Old Pathology Building is in trouble!

Roof damage and severe water intrusion threaten this historic building and its collections.

Learn more about our Capital Campaign to save the building and protect the future of medical history in Indiana.

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

The Old Pathology Building is in trouble!

Roof damage and severe water intrusion threaten this historic building and its collections.

Learn more about our Capital Campaign to save the building and protect the future of medical history in Indiana.

MAKE A DONATION

Help us to fulfill our mission to interpret and preserve 

the Old Pathology Building through tours, exhibits, and programs.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT IMHM 

for more information, visit our events page

Sunday, December 3rd 2pm

Glenn B. Mather Memorial Lecture and Annual Members Meeting

Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Kirkbride Plan

Presented by Dr. Clay W. Stuckey

Free for Members; $5 for NonMembers

Explore the lfe of Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride and the famous Kirkbride Plan that contributed so much to the development of a more humane treatment of the mentally ill during the 19th Century.

Register through Eventbrite here or 317.635.7329

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Sunday, January 21st 2pm

The Pless Memorial Lecture for Central State Circle

Details to come! Check back soon.

 

 

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