Society for Preservation of the Artifacts of Surgery & Medicine help

The Society for the Preservation of the Artifacts of Surgery and Medicine (SPASM) is a group of volunteer members who have a keen interest in portable heritage items and memorabilia related to nursing and medicine.
If nurses, doctors, chemists or other allied personnel used it and it can be moved around, we just might collect, cherish, catalog and display it.
What began as items, used as a teaching collection, within the Anaesthetic Department, of what was then Lidcombe Hospital, has grown over time. Now all kinds of items used by surgeons, anesthetists, general practitioners, pharmacists, pathologists and nurses have been added to our collection.
If you would like to join our society we would be pleased to hear from you. If you would like to join us on the 4th Monday or 2nd Saturday for a few interesting hours of cataloging, cleaning and chatting you would be most welcome.
We also supply historical items for filming in Sydney.
We hope you take time to view a little taste of our collection on this website. Or you might like to look at these other websites:

Contact Details

Web site/Secretary: Ros Berryman PO Box 1219 Newport beach 2106


Our keen and enthusiastic volunteers include : Kate: Ros: Secretary/treasurer/web info ask Ros :

Visitor Information

Building 6 Gladesville Hospital Victoria Road Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia (Crown street is the nearest cross street)

February to November The 2nd Saturday & 4th Monday from 1100 - 1500 (public holidays excluded) and on other days by appointment.

Casual Visitor Gold coin donation Casual Visitor guided tour $5.00 Group Tours $10.00 per person and morning tea will be provided.


Reference library


Guided tour

Membership club


Other Facilities

Enter from Victoria Road Building 6 is the 1st building on the right. Parking available in the car park beside the museum. Crown street Bus stop is located at the door to the museum.
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