Thursday, 06 June 2013
The University of Worcester’s medical museum, The Infirmary, is opening its doors on the second Saturday of every month for visitors to explore all it has to offer.
The Infirmary, in the University’s City Campus, which is the site of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary hospital in Castle Street, Worcester, will be hosting its Summer Saturdays from June 8th to September 14th from 10am to 4pm.
The museum combines history, science, art and technology to explore the medical stories of one of England’s oldest infirmaries.
Learning and Access Officer, Carol Bowsher, said: “It is a great opportunity for families to visit the site and explore all our hands-on medical exhibits within the gallery. You can have a go at key-hole surgery, investigate germs in our digital laboratory or if you fancy yourself as a surgeon try on one of our medical outfits, plus there is much to find out about the history of former hospital and the people who worked here.”
During these Summer Saturdays, in addition to families being able to see the exhibition, guided tours of the former hospital will be taking place in the mornings, many by previous staff and nurses at the hospital (11am and 12 noon) and craft events for young people will be taking place in the afternoon (2pm-4pm).
Admission to the exhibition is free, with small charges for craft activities and demonstrations. A café is available onsite. Parking onsite is for blue badge holders only but it is easily accessible from the car park at Pitchcroft, or from the city centre.
The Infirmary’s usual weekday open hours are 10am-4pm Mondays to Fridays (except bank holidays).
This site is suitable for families with activities to suit different age ranges. The exhibition is recommended for seven years and above.