The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Society (FHMS) Historical Society’s Riverside Museum will be open between 1pm and 4pm for students, staff and other visitors.

Based at the University’s Wheeler Building, it contains a permanent collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work, in addition to an original letter written by Florence Nightingale from Balaclava.

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, working women and social welfare.

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 volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background.

There is no need to book for the standard opening times but group bookings for six or more people can be made at other times by prior arrangement. Please contact: or 01244 512126. For the full programme details visit:

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