The Infirmary Museum

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.
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.

We are 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, we are less than 10 minutes from junctions 6 and 7 of the M5.

Parking is available onsite for blue badge holders. 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.
Cells

Celebrating the Cell

  • 1 April 2015 11am-3pm

Decorate a cell cookie and take a cell-fie! Find the hidden cells and get crafty at a cellular level.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

The Infirmary at Night

  • 14 May 2015 7-7:30pm, 8-8:30pm

The local students 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

Murder Mystery Evening

  • 16 May 2015 7-10pm

A fun evening of food, intrigue and chance to visit two heritage venues in Worcestershire to solve the mysterious murder. Beginning at The Infirmary guests will be offered a cocktail and then experience the murder before they take themselves to Elgar Birthplace Museum. In the garden they will get to interrogate the suspects and enjoy a BBQ, drinks and dessert before putting forth their thoughts on the culprit!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Check websites and social media of venues for details.

Getting there

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

We are 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, we are less than 10 minutes from junctions 6 and 7 of the M5.

Parking is available onsite for blue badge holders. 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

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