Vernon-Roberts Museum

A valuable facility at the University of Adelaide, the Vernon-Roberts Museum enhances teaching into our degrees and benefits research. 

High school students in the Vernon-Roberts Museum

The museum contains the most extensive collection of examples of human diseases and detailed anatomical prosections in South Australia. Our inventory has in excess of 2000 potted specimens–of which approximately 400 are on display and the remainder available upon request–and includes a large comparative skeletal collection as well as models of hominids and developmental embryology.


Established in 2018, the museum is an amalgamation of collections from the Abbie Museum of Anatomy, the Hans Schoppe Pathology Museum, the Mounir Ghabriel Learning Hub and donations of skeletal material from the Adelaide Dental School.

The Vernon-Roberts Museum is named after Professor Barrie Vernon-Roberts AO, who had a long and illustrious career in diagnostic pathology, teaching and research in South Australia.

Location and opening times

The museum is open to staff and students Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

Ground Floor
Helen Mayo South
Frome Road
University of Adelaide, SA, 5005.

Contact and bookings

Bookings by medical professionals and the general public to visit the museum are made by contacting the curator, Brooke Pearce.

We offer 45-minute educational workshops for high school students in years 10 to 12. To book a workshop contact, the Domestic Recruitment team.