Summer talks and tours

Mon, 25 July 2022 - Fri, 2 September 2022

This summer, join us for a bumper season of talks and tours – available every day throughout the summer holidays and included with admission.

Talks and tours last up to 30 mins and are family friendly. See the noticeboard in reception for times.  Just drop-in – no need to book!

Staff Picks

From deadly Victorian ice cream and lively blood sucking leeches to peculiar pedascopes and cutting edge medical marvels; find out about some of our staff’s favourite objects in the museum.

Volunteer Talks

Our volunteer talks encompass a range of fascinating topics: from the use of leeches in medicine, to the development of artificial eyes – come and be wowed by former specialists as they retell stories about ground-breaking medical innovations and concepts, extraordinary people, and their own remarkable careers in healthcare.

Topics volunteers cover include history of anaesthesia, the white cane (including demo and your chance to try one), being a mental health nurse, history of pharmacy, development of X-rays, and our obstetrics object collection.

Mystery Objects

Have a go at guessing the the mystery objects! What on earth can they be?

Discover the collections conversation cart in one of our galleries and get hands on to solve the mysteries of our collection!

Bones, Bodies and Beats Tour

Discover the amazing ways medics tune into the sounds and movements going on inside our bodies – from the rhythms of our heart to the workings of our muscles – there’s so much to learn!!


Type of event: Family , Tour