Group Tours & Events

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT WORCESTER'S LOCAL HISTORY? LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVITY WITH A DIFFERENCE? 

I would like to thank you for arranging our visit to the museum on Wednesday last week. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit and was fascinated by the exhibits. The lunch went off well and we did particularly appreciate the parking arrangements.
— Birmingham Medical History Society

visit the infirmary

The history of an infirmary in Worcester goes back to 1746. Starting as a voluntary subscription hospital it witnessed significant changes, especially once it had moved to the building now host to The Infirmary Museum. The introduction of antiseptics, anaesthetics and x-rays along with improvements in disease treatments and surgical advances through the formation of the National Health Service and a health service for all. 

A visit from Hereford and Worcester's group of Growing Old Disgracefully in 2015. "It was such an interesting insight into medicine in Worcester which we never knew about..."

A visit from Hereford and Worcester's group of Growing Old Disgracefully in 2015. "It was such an interesting insight into medicine in Worcester which we never knew about..."

 

The Infirmary Museum, part of the University of Worcester's growing City Campus, offers a unique perspective on health and medical matters providing insight into the people associated with the building, including medical practitioners, volunteers and patients. As a fully interactive gallery there are opportunities fro explorers of all ages to engage with hands-on exhibits, getting a sense of the endeavour required to carry out amputation, understanding organ placement and folding hospital corners. 

Booking a tour means the group can delve into particular aspects of the infirmary's history and be led behind-the-scenes in exploring parts of the building not normally accessible to the public. There is a small charge of £3/head with a minimum of £15. 

On site cafe is open during weekdays and Saturday mornings. If you have any questions you can call the museum on 01905 542373 or email InfirmaryMuseum@worc.ac.uk.

The Infirmary Museum offers free tours as part of the annual events programme, you can find out more from What's On.

If you would like to book a tour at either museum please complete the group booking form. 

visit GEORGE MARSHALL MEDICAL MUSEUM

The George Marshall Medical Museum offers a unique insight into the developments in medicine and health care over the past 250 years. There is a particular focus on Worcester and Worcestershire, and booking a tour includes free time so that individuals can find their own interests in the gallery. 

Tours can be booked during our normal opening times (Monday to Friday 9-4pm), or can be arranged for outside of those times for a small fee.

A visit from Droitwich Women's Register in 2013. After the guided tour, groups can amble in the museum to their hearts' content!

A visit from Droitwich Women's Register in 2013. After the guided tour, groups can amble in the museum to their hearts' content!

A visit from Sixth Droitwich Brownies in 2014. All guided tours take in a visit to Trevor's 1900's apothecary shop, complete with pill silverer and suppository mould!

A visit from Sixth Droitwich Brownies in 2014. All guided tours take in a visit to Trevor's 1900's apothecary shop, complete with pill silverer and suppository mould!

We had a grand time on Wednesday. The Cubs and the adults all enjoyed it. I am intending to come along soon on a week day because you can’t take it all in when you are keeping an eye on the Cubs!
— Lyn, 2nd Worcester Cubs