About the Museum

What are we about?

The story of Canadian health and medicine tells how people have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering. The Museum of Health Care at Kingston strives to connect visitors with the experiences of people in past times and provide context and perspective on today's health issues. To help Canadians better understand this history, the Museum preserves and promotes the rich material legacy of our medical and health care past. We serve the general public, practitioners, students, and historians through exhibitionsguided tours, education programs, and special events throughout the year.

The Museum is located in the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site, a former residence for student nurses built in 1904, on the grounds of Kingston General Hospital.

The Museum of Health Care, a non-profit corporation, is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is pleased to share its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.

Researchers should contact the museum for further assistance. The Museum funds the Margaret Angus Research Fellowship.

The Museum also benefits from the presence of the Hannah Chair, History of Medicine at Queen's University, the Bracken Health Sciences Library and archives at the Kingston General Hospital and at Queen's University.

The Museum of Health Care receives support from the Federal government through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Provincial Government through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the City of Kingston and Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites. The Museum would like to thank all of its generous supporters

Annual Reports, Financial Statements & Strategic Plans

Annual Reports: 2023202220212019, 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Audited Financial Statements: 2023, 20222021202020192018, 20172016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Strategic Plans: 2023-2026 (Current), 2017-2021, 2012-2016

Click here to view the Museum's charity details on the Government of Canada's Charities Listings site. Charitable number 877903989 RR0001.