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Date and time
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Visit this 'hidden gem' to see a letter written by Florence Nightingale from the Crimea and find out more about the history of health and social care in this area from our volunteers.

The Museum, which is free of charge and based at the University’s Riverside Campus on Castle Drive, contains a permanent collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work. In addition, the First World War: Returning Home exhibition provides an insight into what a soldier invalided back from the Front would have found on his return to Cheshire. Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war, volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food and recipes, working women, social welfare and the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919. This exhibition has been created by the Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society volunteers and refurbished with the generous help of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Heritage.

Visitors with an interest in health and social care or local and social history are always welcome to visit the Museum and find out more from the Museum volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background. There is also a free talk at 4pm by Dame Betty Kershaw to mark the 100 Years of Nurse Registration - From Probationer to Professional Practitioner: The Long Walk and booking is needed for the talk only for refreshment and seating purposes by contacting: Becky Chesworth, 01244 512095.

Visitors should go to the main Riverside Campus reception (formerly County Hall) opposite the River Dee where they will be directed to the Museum. Please use city centre car parks or public transport and the address is: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL.

Please visit: www.chester.ac.uk/health/historical-society for the latest programme details and group bookings for six or more people can be made at other times by prior arrangement on the contact details above.

 

Directions

Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom