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The Infirmary

Castle Street | University of Worcester - City Campus, Worcester WR1 3AS, England
+44 1905 542373
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Excellent medical museum, visit made all the more interesting by our wonderfully informative guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill P
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Small but fascinating

Located near the centre of Worcester in the old hospital, now uni buildings. Had the place to... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
fanjarno
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Worcester, UK
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An interactive exhibition at the University of Worcester's City Campus combining history, science, art and technology to explore the medical stories of one of England's oldest infirmaries, including the founding of the British Medical Association.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Castle Street | University of Worcester - City Campus, Worcester WR1 3AS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent medical museum, visit made all the more interesting by our wonderfully informative guide Chris. His knowledge of the building itself, the people who instigated building it and who worked there. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Located near the centre of Worcester in the old hospital, now uni buildings. Had the place to myself today and thought it was really interesting and very well presented. In fact, all of it was interesting from the medical advancements in the 1800s to the...More

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for visiting and making the time to review us. Trip Advisor is a valuable way for people to find out more about The Infirmary, whether a local resident or visiting tourist. Your kind words are much appreciated.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The tour was short but informative a fascinating insite into social history. And the history of the NHS in worcester

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for taking the tour and for writing a review. We can deliver longer tours and share more information if you are interested, please get in touch.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

3 disappointed children Popped down from Birmingham The website said open (wed Jan 3rd) But on arrival closed with reception desk just shrugging her shoulders. Poor communication I know it's only small and free to visit but updating a website takes seconds and costs nothing......More

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi there, I am really sorry that you were not able to visit on Wednesday. Could you point me to where you saw the venue advertised as open, please? We do not wish to make the same mistake again. We advised the Tourist Information Centre,...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We spent longer than we were expecting to on arrival when we first saw the small museum room. There were so many interesting items to look at and read about and had interactive things to do. Even operating the key-hole surgery instruments! There were so...More

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you for visiting and taking time to review us, it is very much appreciated to hear what people think about the exhibition and especially pleasing when they enjoy it.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Anyone who lived in Worcester prior to the closure of the Worcester Royal Infirmary is likely to have had some sort of connection with that hospital at some point during their life. Now part of the University of Worcester’s city campus, the building also houses...More

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks very much for the extensive review. We are very pleased to have advocates shouting about the exhibition here and at the George Marshall Medical Museum too. Thank you.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

There are plenty of signs on the way to this museum, but we walked straight past the entrance as we couldn't see anything to say that this was the right place (it's at one of the University sites) walking in throught the main doors it...More

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Richard Thank you for visiting us and making time to review here. It's a huge help to us t be reviewed so others find out and also so we get feedback from visitors. As you experienced there are no front of house staff for the...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Fascinating insight into the history of medicine. It is quite amazing how far it has come in a relatively short time

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for making time to review us after you visit, we appreciate your interest. Mark

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Small museum. 1hour. 18th century to 20th century medical history & developments. Personal stories by medics/patients. Limited topical detail. Interactive displays, some not working. Direct personal experience/opinion opportunities. Limited infirmaryMore

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TheInfirmaryMuseum, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for visiting us in June and for taking the time to also share your experience here. We are sorry about the interactive which was not working properly, we are trying to fix it. We value the comments and feedback from our visitors through...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

My friend and I did the Fact or Fib tour last night which was great fun and how lovely that the University has preserved this superb old building. We entered through the new entrance to the Business School part of the university and after being...More

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museumgeekScotland, Manager at The Infirmary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and visit us! We loved the participation from the visitors on the Fact or Fib tours and are very pleased to hear you also enjoyed it. We will see you next visit :-)

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