David Warnock Medical Museum Display
Has this display on the first floor of the City Library caught your eye? The vintage medical equipment is on loan from the David Warnock Medical Museum. Its collection features medical and dental equipment spanning more than 100 years, including items dating back to the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. To modern viewers, some items appear like bizarre torture devices, but when first produced this medical technology was cutting edge – quite literally, in the case of amputations and surgery.
The museum was established by ophthalmologist and dedicated collector, Dr. David Warnock, and is administered by a charitable Trust. From June 2023, the collection will have to vacate its building at the Palmerston North Hospital. You can read more about the efforts to save the museum and its nationally significant collection here – https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/131394602/palmerston-north-hospital-tells-medical-museum-to-pack-up-and-find-new-home
As part of Palmerston North’s Heritage month, the David Warnock Medical Museum will be holding an open day on Friday 17 March. Seize the opportunity to view this fascinating and important medical history collection in its Palmerston North Hospital venue.
David Warnock Medical Museum Open Day
Palmerston North Hospital, Heretaunga Street, Gate 5
Friday 17 March, 1-4.30pm, entry by gold coin donation.