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.
Book store

Reading and Recuperation at The Infirmary - The Bell Jar

  • 24 August 2016 7-8pm *on now

A discussion on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, which documents a character's journey into insanity. What do you think about the depiction of the character's mental state? how does that differ from case notes we have from Powick Hospital dating back to the Victorian period?

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

The Infirmary
University of Worcester, City Campus
Infirmary Walk
Castle Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3AS

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets

Mulberry House

Heritage Open Day

  • 10 September 2016 11am-3pm

Discover the history of former nurses’ home Mulberry House. Find out about the daily lives of the nurses who lived there and explore the history of nursing through activities, guided tours of the House and the former Worcester Royal Infirmary, opportunities to speak to retired nurses and a chance to explore The Infirmary Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Where

The Infirmary
University of Worcester - City Campus
Castle Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3AS

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-infirmary-museum-8036537711

Mulbery House

Heritage Open Day Guided Tours

  • 10 September 2016 11-11:40am, 1-1:40pm, 2-2:40pm

Take a walk around the old Worcester Royal Infirmary original building. An experienced guide will take you round for a 40 minute tour to visit key rooms and learn more about Worcester's significance in the history of medicine! The tours take place at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-open-day-tickets-26678219272

Infinite Possibility? - Science and medicine in the post-genomic age

  • 20 October 2016 7-8pm

What impact has been seen in medicine since 2001, when 90% of the human genome was sequenced? From the 'blunderbuss' approach of early medicine to the possibilities of personalised medicine, this talk will share the current state of science and medicine using comparisons to previous advances of medicine and consider the ethics.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

The Infirmary
THE INFIRMARY MUSEUM
UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER - CITY CAMPUS
CASTLE STREET
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3AS

Admission

Free

Fake disease on arm

Hospitals at Halloween

  • 29 October 2016 10am-2pm

Experience the gory side of hospital work with family activities about deadly disease and have your own disease created on your face. Investigate the ghost stories of the building and create your own method of making haunting sounds.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Where

The Infirmary
THE INFIRMARY MUSEUM
UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER - CITY CAMPUS
CASTLE STREET
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3AS

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hospitals-at-halloween-tickets-26698117789

Fake diseased flesh

Hospitals at Halloween

  • 29 October 2016 10am-2pm

Experience the gory side of hospital work with family activities about deadly disease and have your own disease created on your face. Investigate the ghost stories of the building and create your own method of making haunting sounds

Suitable for

  • Any age
Tours

Hospitals at Halloween - Guided Tours

  • 29 October 2016 11-11:40am, 1-1:40pm

Take a walk around the old Worcester Royal Infirmary original building, An experienced guide will take you round for a 40 minute tour and visit key rooms and learn more about Worcester's significance in the history of medicine. Tours are held at 11am and 1pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Where

The Infirmary
THE INFIRMARY MUSEUM
UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER - CITY CAMPUS
CASTLE STREET
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3AS

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hospitals-at-halloween-tickets-26698117789

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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