When can I come?
The George Marshall Medical Museum is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Both the Museum and its collections are housed in the Charles Hastings Education Centre, at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital site. There are study spaces available in the Museum’s Office and the Charles Hastings Education Centre’s library, but these will need to be reserved, so please contact us to book a time to visit. Booking will also ensure the Curator is available to locate the items you wish to look at.
Photography and copyright
We allow both photography and filming of the collection, providing it is for an educational purpose or for purely personal use. Reproductions are not permitted for commercial use, nor are they to be published without the consent of the Museum. Once reproduced, further reproductions cannot be made without the consent of the Museum. The Museum must be acknowledged in any publication. Where the Charles Hastings Education Centre does not own the full copyright title to an object, reproduction will be denied. Request forms for reproduction are available on request.
As well as oral histories, photographs and objects, we hold historic archives from a number of local hospitals, including the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, the Worcester Royal Infirmary, Worcester’s Eye Hospital, Malvern Hospital and Powick Lunatic Asylum. We also hold some of the early records of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association (PMSA) which was founded in 1832. The PMSA went on to become the British Medical Association (BMA) in 1856.
We have a small collection of rare books which covers a wide range of medical subjects including anatomy, anaesthetics, pathology, pharmacy and sexual health. We also hold books relevant to the local spa towns of Malvern, Droitwich and Tenbury Wells, which highlight the popular mid-19th century belief in the therapeutic powers of the spa waters. Our most treasured historic books include T. Johnson’s English translation of Ambroise Paré’s medical works, John Wesley’s Primitive Physic of 1760 and Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Hospitals of 1859.
Many of our books require specialist care and the use of a book pillow and pencils only. Guidance will be given.