Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a museum curator? The Infirmary Medical Museum is opening its doors on Saturday 14th September for you to find out.
As part of Heritage Open Days, The Infirmary – based at the University of Worcester’s City Campus – will be running a ‘pop up museum’ between 11am and 4pm on Saturday.
Visitors on the day are encouraged to bring their favourite object to the museum and have a go at writing a label describing their precious item and why it is special to them.
The label and photographs of the public’s precious artefacts will then go on show at The Infirmary for all to enjoy and made available to view online in a gallery on Facebook.
Carol Bowsher, Learning and Access officer at The Infirmary, says: “Everybody has such a different personal heritage it would be great to get people and families together sharing with each other what items they hold dear”.
Guided tours of the building will be led by some of the dedicated medical staff who worked in the building in its previous form – as one of England’s oldest infirmaries - with visitors getting a chance to learn about and see some of the original features of the building. These tours will start at 11am and at 12 noon.
The Infirmary’s Kerry Whitehouse adds: “These tours have been so popular with the public, and it’s lovely to go around with them and see them sharing their memories of the place.”
Heritage Open Days occur every year on four days in September, and see buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.
Admission to The Infirmary is free, and a café is available onsite until 1pm. Parking on site is for blue badge holders only but The Infirmary is easily accessible from the car park at Pitchcroft, or from the city centre.