Based at the University’s Wheeler Building on Castle Drive, the Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society’s Riverside Museum 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. 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 volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background. Group bookings for six or more people can be made at other times by prior arrangement.

Email to book your place.

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