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The Riverside Museum is based at our Riverside Campus in Chester and contains a permanent collection from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work. If you would like to visit the Museum you can find out opening dates online (and it’s free admission!).

The Riverside Campus is home to our Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC), and their Historical Society hosts regular talks throughout the year coinciding with opening dates of the Museum.

Museum volunteers and Faculty members took to the Museum to share their favourite exhibits with you, via selfie.

Jackie Heins took her selfie in front of a country doctor’s desk, this is one of her favourite exhibits as it takes her back to gentler days of General Practice where she worked as a Nurse Practitioner for 30 years.

Sarah Griffiths chose Private George Whelan (the father of one of our volunteers) whose story inspired the First World War: Returning Home exhibition is themed.

Colin Jones took a seat and his selfie at the Boardroom chairs from the original West Cheshire Hospital where he worked on and off since 1970. 


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Pat Keegan Poels with a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) Certificate, honouring the VAD Nurses from the 1st World War, a subject which Pat has personally researched and is passionate about.

Maxine Ashton in front of an array of medical equipment before the use of disposable medical instruments. 

Alison Burt and Anne Naylor took their selfie in front of a costume they personally created for the Museum to reflect the dramatic change in women’s roles in supporting the war.


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And last but certainly not least, Lynne Atherton with her favourite exhibit on Florence Nightingale, her inspiration that lead to a nursing career which began in 1952.

The FHSC Historical Society hold a range of talks open to all that aim to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work. Their 2020 Events Programme includes discussions such as ‘Struck Off! The General Nursing Council Disciplinary Committee 1922-36’ and ‘Florence Nightingale – Celebrating her Life and Legacy’. 

A big thank you to everyone who took part in Museum Selfie Day. For a chance to be featured in a blog or social media tag @uochester or #MyChesterStory.

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