Medical Museum to Celebrate First Birthday

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The Infirmary – the medical museum based at the University of Worcester’s City Campus – will be celebrating its first birthday this week with a special event delivered as part of the Worcester Festival.

The venue, which was one of England’s oldest infirmaries, reopened as an interactive museum last year.

The ‘Birthdays and Memories’ event will run from Tuesday 13th August through to Thursday 15th and will include a diverse range of activities.

On Tuesday, visitors will have the chance to take part in the ‘My Book of memories’ project, and have a go at creating their own mini memory book or family tree.

The following day, the activities will be themed around midwifery, with nursing and midwifery students from the University of Worcester among those taking part. They will combine with members of Worcestershire’s League of Nurses to give a taste of midwifery skills past and present.

Visitors will also be able to view the fascinating range of midwifery artefacts from the George Marshall Museum, ranging from feeding bottles to breast pumps.

Throughout the three days, historical hospital tours will be taking place, allowing people to view artefacts and exhibitions which chronicle the building’s history, and craft activities will take place during all three afternoons.

Entry to the Infirmary Medical Museum is free, with a small charge applicable for selected craft activities.

Carol Bowsher, the museum’s Learning and Access Officer, says: “It’s hard to believe that we have been open for a year - our first birthday celebrations are going to be fun for all the family.

“We have our ever-popular behind the scenes historical guided hospital tours, and visitors can try their hand at midwifery skills such as nappy changing – the traditional way.

“There will also be a great range of craft activities for our younger visitors, including making birthing identity bracelets and family trees.”

To find out more information, call Carol Bowsher on 01905 542540.