University of Chester Riverside Museum

University of Chester Riverside Museum

The University of Chester's Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community.

The Society meets for a range of talks and anyone with an interest in health and social care is welcome to attend.

The Society has a small Museum with a collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work open on one afternoon a month and for pre-booked groups at other times.

The First World War: Returning Home exhibition provides an insight into what a soldier invalided back from the Front would have found on his return to Cheshire. Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war, volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food and recipes, rural life and social welfare. The Historical Society volunteers, together with contributors from a range of local institutions, have created the initial displays and it has recently been refurbished with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Heritage.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Museum

Opening hours

The Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm . Other times can be arranged by contacting r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk. For full details on the Museum and talks visit: www.chester.ac.uk/health/historical-society.

Admission charges

Both the Historical Society talks and the Museum are free of charge and booking information is available on the website.

Getting there

The Museum is situated in the Riverside Campus at the University of Chester and is accessed from Castle Drive opposite the River Dee. There is no car parking available at the venue and so use public transport or Chester city centre car parks.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum

Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum

  • 4 October 2011 — 9 December 2024 *on now

The everyday and unusual objects from these fields of study and practice forms a permanent collection based at the Riverside Campus in Chester city centre and this is now complemented by a new exhibition: The First World War: Returning Home. Visitors with an interest in health and social care or local history are always welcome to come along and find out more from the volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 18+

Admission

The Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm and for groups of six or more by arrangement only. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society for full details of opening times and associated talks.

Website

http://www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society

Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum Returning Home exhibition

The First World War: Returning Home

  • 23 September 2014 — 31 October 2018 *on now

Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war, volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food and recipes, rural life and social welfare. The Historical Society volunteers, together with contributors from a range of local institutions, have created the initial displays and it is hoped that they will evolve over the four-year commemoration of the conflict.

‘Returning Home’ complements the existing collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work in the Riverside Museum which is open to the public on the first Wednesday of the month between 1pm and 4pm. Visitors with an interest in health and social care or local history are always welcome to come along and find out more from the volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

The FHSC Riverside Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm, on the third Saturday in the month between 1pm and 4pm from Easter 2015 and for groups of six or more by arrangement. Visit www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society for full details of opening times and contacts, plus a range of talks.

Website

http://www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society

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.
Professor Alison Fell

The Legacies of the First World War on British and French Nurses

  • 7 November 2018 4-5:30pm

There will be refreshments in the form of a ‘peace tea’ from 5.30pm, introductions at 6pm and Professor Fell’s talk at 6.15pm. The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1pm to 5.30pm.

This event is being held to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Thousands of British and French women worked as nurses in the First World War and this talk will consider some of the legacies of war work on these women’s lives. It will consider as case studies former nurses who became involved in politics, others who took part in veteran movements or who published memoirs, and finally women who remained in the nursing profession in the interwar years.

Alison Fell has published widely on British and French women’s responses to the First World War, and her new book ‘Women as Veterans in Britain and France after the First World War’ will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Historical Society (www.chester.ac.uk/historical-society

The University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend.

Admission free but booking necessary.

Please contact Roger Whiteley (r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk, 01244 511619) to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus (formerly County Hall) and access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. The address is: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum will also be open between 1pm and 4pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http:///www.chester.ac.uk/historical-society

Getting there

The Museum is situated in the Riverside Campus at the University of Chester and is accessed from Castle Drive opposite the River Dee. There is no car parking available at the venue and so use public transport or Chester city centre car parks.

University of Chester Riverside Museum
Riverside Campus Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
England

Website

E-mail

r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk

Telephone

01244 511619

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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