Thanks to a special partnership between the Charles Hastings Education Centre and the University of Worcester, you can now visit two sites for a unique learning experience. Both museums offer a varied programme of workshops for KS1 to KS4 and are on hand to tailor them to suit your specific needs in enriching curriculum studies. Workshops cover Science, History, PSHE and Citizenship. Choose to visit one or both museums; joint packages provide ideal opportunities for cross-curricular working and can help facilitate the development of essential skills such as interrogating evidence which creates time for debate, discussion and reflection.
With collections spanning nearly three centuries, and an outstanding resource of handling objects, there are excellent opportunities to develop skills in historical enquiry and to build understanding in chronology and change through investigating medical and public health advancements.
Would you like your Year 5 or 6 class to develop leadership skills? Why not have a look at the Take Over Day Leaflet below.
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Please note we are working on a new Primary and Secondary Schools Brochure. All workshops are priced at £3.00 per pupil, and we are currently not offering our KS2 Black Death or KS3-4 Deadly Diseases workshops.
Visits & TOURS
Guided tours of both the George Marshall Medical Museum and the infirmary building can be arranged for your group. If you wish to spend time in either of the museums without staff present, this can be arranged free of charge. Please check your preferred date of arrival so there are no double bookings.
At The Infirmary Museum, students will have the chance to learn about the history of the British Medical Association, view some 1700s patient graffiti and learn why a brewery was needed in a Georgian hospital.
At the George Marshall Medical Museum, knowledgeable guides will focus on the collection of death masks of hanged criminals, the Victorian surgery display and the replica apothecary shop. Students will find out what remedies were used to treat gout, and what an operating theatre used to look like.
All workshops cost £3.00 per student, with a minimum spend of £55 per session (apart from Be a Curator). They can be delivered to a maximum of 30 students. Tours and object handling can be booked at a cost of £25 per session.
Most workshops can be delivered as an outreach session in your school, please contact us to discuss this option, including loans boxes InfirmaryMuseum@worc.ac.uk.