The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital has several offerings for groups. The museum itself is available for visitors to explore at their own pace; groups of 10 or more are requested to make a reservation. We recommend 45 minutes for a group visit, which includes an introduction by one of our docents and time for self-guided exploration. The museum also provides 45-minute group tours of the Ether Dome, which can be extended into a history tour of the hospital with several additional stops.
Group visits are available on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm with advance reservation. If your group is larger than 20 people, we can split them into smaller groups to do the visit back-to-back. We recommend the museum and Ether Dome for 8th grade and up.
The museum is partnering with the medical simulation group at Mass General to provide interactive experiences with medical simulation for interested visiting groups. These demonstrations can include either hands-on simulated arthroscopic knee surgery, or a demonstration of a medical simulation mannequin. If your school or community group of between 5 and 15 people is interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact us with as much advance notice as possible. Simulation demonstrations are limited by the availability of the doctors and the equipment. Please plan to spend an hour and a half in the museum for the demonstration and museum visit.
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm Open Saturdays April through October: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Admission is free
Public Mass General History Tours
If you are interested in a hospital history tour but are not coming with a group, you can attend one of our public Mass General history tours. Email us to join the mailing list and get more information, or visit us on Facebook.