The Infirmary Museum

The Worcester Royal Infirmary Building
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An interactive exhibition at the University of Worcester’s City Campus combining history, science, art and technology to explore the medical stories of one of England’s oldest infirmaries.

Home of the original Provisional Medical and Surgical Society which later became the British Medical Association.

Visitors can:
Meet characters from the Infirmary,
Investigate medical technology,
Explore memories and occupations,
Share your thoughts,
Challenge your ideas of mental health,
Compare health today to other times and places.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

9am -5pm Monday to Friday
10am - 4 pm Saturdays

Admission charges

Free entry. Bookings can be taken for guided tours and workshops for groups (including Brownies, Scouts, etc as well as adult groups) and schools InfirmaryMuseum@worc.ac.uk 01905 542373

Getting there

Walking distance from city centre, near to The Hive: Worcester's joint city and University library, and history centre.

Fully accessible to most visitors in wheelchairs and for mobility vehicles and pushchairs. Please call in advance if you would like more information.

Nearest train station is Worcester Foregate Street. Nearest bus stop is Crowngate Bus Station

By car, the venue is less than 10 minutes from junctions 6 and 7 of the M5.

Parking is available onsite for blue badge holders only. Nearest car parks can be found on Croft Road and Pitchcroft Racecourse.

Directions to City Campus from the University of Worcester - http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/find-us-city-campus.html

Displays incorporate the collections of the George Marshall Medical Museum, also in Worcester, and include medical, surgical and nursing equipment, archives, photographs, uniforms and other associated paraphernalia of the last 250 years.

Collection details

Archives, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Science and Technology, Photography, Costume and Textiles

view of the interior of the exhibition

Displayed collections at The Infirmary

Include items from medical history of the past 250 years, most of which originate in the building that the exhibition is displayed within. Relates to medical and allied professions, including dentistry and mental health.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Actor

The Infirmary at Night

  • 14 May 2015 7-7:30pm, 8-8:30pm

Local drama students from the University of Worcester have created a new work based on characters and stories from The Infirmary's 240 year history. It promises to be engaging, informative and everyone will go home learning one new fact about the past!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
Actors of murder evening

What the Dickens...? A Murder Mystery Evening

  • 16 May 2015 7-10pm

It is 1869 and Worcester General Infirmary is the setting for a fundraising event in aid of a new orphanage to be built in Lower Broadheath. The hostess, our beloved, Miss Ravisham, has brought together her assistants in this project and they now await the arrival of their guest speaker, the esteemed author Charles Dickens. The entire party will also visit the the proposed site for the orphanage. At this evening's event local guests will be invited to join and contribute to this noble cause.

Guests are asked to make their own way to the Elgar Birthplace Museum after the murder which will begin the evening at The Infirmary Museum.

Includes entry to both museums, entertainment, BBQ, drinks and dessert.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£28.50
Includes welcome drink, BBQ, drinks and dessert and entry to both museums.
Please call Mark at 01905 542373 or Cathy at 01905 333224 with any questions.

Website

http://bit.ly/MayMurderMystery

Getting there

Walking distance from city centre, near to The Hive: Worcester's joint city and University library, and history centre.

Fully accessible to most visitors in wheelchairs and for mobility vehicles and pushchairs. Please call in advance if you would like more information.

Nearest train station is Worcester Foregate Street. Nearest bus stop is Crowngate Bus Station

By car, the venue is less than 10 minutes from junctions 6 and 7 of the M5.

Parking is available onsite for blue badge holders only. Nearest car parks can be found on Croft Road and Pitchcroft Racecourse.

Directions to City Campus from the University of Worcester - http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/find-us-city-campus.html

The Infirmary Museum
University Of Worcester
City Campus
Castle Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3AS
England

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Website

Facebook page for The Infirmary Museum

www.facebook.com/TheInfirmaryWorcester

Home page of The Infirmary at the University of Worcester website

http://www.worcester.ac.uk/your-home/the-infirmary.html

Twitter Account

www.twitter.com/InfirmaryWorc

E-mail

For any questions.

m.macleod@worc.ac.uk

general enquiries email

InfirmaryMuseum@worc.ac.uk

Telephone

01905 542373

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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