About us

Our Health Journeys is a new national e-museum; an
online platform for the sharing and collecting of stories
about New Zealand’s healthcare history.

Established by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust (AMMT) in 2014, the Museum first opened its doors virtually in 2017 with Brave Hearts – the New Zealand Cardiac Story, a travelling exhibition that profiled New Zealand’s contribution to cardiac research and clinical care.

From this came the idea to create a different kind of museum, one that gathers our stories solely online and is able to reach all corners of Aotearoa New Zealand

Come with us as we journey through the past and into the future, making connections, identifying parallels to the past, telling our stories, sharing our science and celebrating our trailblazing people.

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua
We walk backwards into the future with our eyes fixed on the past.

Who we are

AMMT is a Registered Charitable Trust (CC50444). Its over-arching purpose is to encourage a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s medical history and an appreciation of the importance of medical science in our society.

The Trust has links throughout the country to regional museums with social history and medical collections. It is a volunteer organisation whose project team has extensive experience in museum practice, education, public health, evaluation, and governance.

AMMT gratefully acknowledges its supporters and philanthropic donors.

The Trustee team leading Our Health Journeys is Trust Chair Dr Margaret Horsburgh CNZM; Dr Patrick Alley MNZM, Mr Dale Bailey and Dr Juliet Fleischl.