Community/Group Tours & activities
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT WORCESTER'S LOCAL HISTORY? LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVITY WITH A DIFFERENCE?
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.
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.