The Museum is a safe haven for more than 35,000 artefacts, including medical, surgical, and laboratory instruments, commemorative objects, and patient care items. Individuals and institutions donated the artefacts in the various collections, which date from the late 18th century to the present. The collection can be searched on this web site or Artefacts Canada.
Each year the Margaret Angus Research Fellow is selected by the Museum from a pool of qualified applicants. The appointed Fellow spends the duration of the six-month program researching and preparing a manuscript reflecting the history of health and health care as expressed by components of the Museum's collection. Each year, usually in October, the paper is presented by the fellow to an audience at the Museum, to the delight of the public and professionals alike.