Located in the Charles Hastings Education Centre adjacent to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, The George Marshall Medical Museum reveals the story of medicine through the ages. Displays feature a remarkable, if somewhat thought provoking, collection of death masks taken of condemned criminals as well as an accurately reconstructed Victorian operating theatre. The restored apothecary shop offers an intriguing insight into the pills and potions used to cure patients of their ailments. Perhaps the most disturbing exhibit is the wooden surgery chair with holes for restraining straps that immobilised patients for operations during a time before anaesthetics.
The museum is located within the Charles Hastings Education Centre along Charles Hastings Way. Entry to the museum is free and there is parking for visitors at the Charles Hastings Education Centre.
Use of images by (c) Lee Allen Photography is gratefully acknowledged
– Investigate how medicine and health have changed over the past 250 years!
– Get involved in a mid-19th-century operation recreation
– Explore memories and occupations
– Share your thoughts
– Compare health today to other times and places
To see all the temporary exhibitions available at the George Marshall Medical Museum, explore their website.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, England – WR5 1DD.
Sat Nav Postcode: WR5 1DD.
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: WR5 1DD.