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
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.
Just show up on the hour -- you do not need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 6 or more.
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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 email@example.com.
Help us to fulfill our mission to interpret and preserve
the Old Pathology Building through tours, exhibits, and programs.
for more information, visit our events page
Sunday, December 3rd 2pm
Glenn B. Mather Memorial Lecture and Annual Members Meeting
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
Sunday, January 21st 2pm
The Pless Memorial Lecture for Central State Circle
Details to come! Check back soon.