Sydney Local Health District
RPA Museum & Archives

Welcome to the RPA Museum.

Founded in 1933 the RPA Museum is dedicated to collecting, recording and preserving the cultural heritage of one Australia's largest hospitals – the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Open to the public and free of charge, the museum showcases themes related to nursing, medicine and social history. Two display rooms are situated in original 1941 heritage listed operating theatres. Our archival records span 1868 to the present.

Contact 9515 9201 or email

Please note that we do not hold patient records that date after 1908. For access to all patient records, please contact Medical Records on 9515 8101 and visit Your Right To Information for further information.


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