‘Love Sick’ at The Infirmary

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Romantics are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with two events at Worcester’s new medical museum, The Infirmary, based at the University of Worcester’s City Campus.

Personal tales of hospital love and marriage will be displayed at both The Infirmary and its sister site, the George Marshall Medical Museum at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, from 14th - 22nd February, alongside two free events at The Infirmary.

Visit The Infirmary on Thursday, February 14th from 4-8pm for an opportunity to see the new Museum in the evening, and view a temporary display of hospital romance in the Jenny Lind Chapel—ideal for getting in the mood for a special Valentine’s evening.

On February 18th from 1-5pm, families are invited to a ‘hearty’ afternoon: young and old alike can get into the spirit of the season by engaging in craft activities with the heart as a central motif.

The George Marshall Medical Museum will be continuing the theme of love with further tales of romance on temporary display for half term.

The Infirmary has its own story of romance permanently featured in the Museum; the original marriage settlement of 1823 between Sir Charles Hastings and Hannah Woodyatt. Hastings, a highly influential physician at the Infirmary best known for founding the British Medical Association in Worcester, met Hannah through her father George Woodyatt, another Infirmary physician whose portrait still hangs in the former Infirmary’s Board room.

Both sites offer free admission to displays, with small charges for craft activities.

For more information contact Catriona Smellie, Curator at The Infirmary, on 01905 542373, or Louise Price, Curator at George Marshall Medical Museum on 01905 760738.

This event is part of Love Worcester, a city-wide half term of activities and events in the city’s heritage attractions. Go to for more events in the city this February.