University of Chester Riverside Museum opening

Visit this 'hidden gem' to see a letter written by Florence Nightingale from the Crimea and find out more about the history of health and social care in this area from our volunteers.

Link to University of Chester Riverside Museum opening event
Wednesday, 6th March, 2019
13:00 - 16:00
University of Chester Riverside Campus

The Museum, based at the University’s Riverside Campus on Castle Drive, contains a permanent collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work. In addition, the First World War: Returning Home exhibition is commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the conflict and 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, food and recipes, 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 Museum volunteers, many of whom have a healthcare background.

Please visit: for the latest programme details and contact Becky Chesworth, 01244 512095 for any other queries. Group bookings for six or more people can be made at other times by prior arrangement.

Visitors should go to the main Riverside Campus reception (formerly County Hall) opposite the River Dee where they will be directed to the Museum. Please use city centre car parks or public transport and the address is: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL.