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.
Written coded message on digital bed

Escape the Infirmary

  • 5 May 2017 6:30-7:30pm, 7:45-8:45pm, 9-10pm

Bring up to 7 friends (minimum of 4) to solve the puzzles located across the exhibition to crack the code and escape. There's one hour to solve the puzzles working as a team or else you may be forgotten about and end up spending the weekend locked in the (allegedly) haunted building.
Booking essential and taken in groups of 5-8 people.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£72 per group with 10% discount for staff and students of University of Worcester

Website

http://www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

A service corridor of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary

Museum of Lies: Fact or Fib Tours of Former Worcester Royal Infirmary

  • 19 May 2017 6:30-7:10pm, 7:30-8:10pm, 8:30-9:10pm

Museums at Night is an annual celebration of Museums and gives them an opportunity to open late and do something unusual. This year The Infirmary is giving you a tour with a twist. Some of the information will be fact and some will be fiction. Earn prizes and pride by working out what has been slipped in to deceive and what has been left in to inform.

Tours are free and will be about 40 minutes and involve walking around the building. It is a fully accessible building.

A glass of juice or wine will be available before tours start; 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Free but donations are always welcome!

Website

http://www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

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

www.facebook.com/TheInfirmaryWorcester

http://medicalmuseum.org.uk/the-infirmary/

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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