Discover secrets of old bones at the Infirmary Medical Museum in Worcester this month

HISTORY: The Infirmary Medical Museum launches its Family Summer Programme next week.

HISTORY: The Infirmary Medical Museum launches its Family Summer Programme next week.

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VISITORS to the University of Worcester's City Campus can discover the secrets of bones found at the site during a special event.

The Infirmary Medical Museum, which makes up part of the Infirmary Walk campus, launches its Family Summer Programme next week and as part of the programme people can take part in mini digs, tour behind the scenes of the infirmary and explore the macabre practices of dissection and amputation.

The Unearthed event will also reveal the history of bones found at the site by archaeologists during excavations in 2007.

Carol Bowsher, learning and access officer at The Infirmary, said: “Unearthed will allow people to get hands-on experience and learn more about the bones that were found on site and what they tell us about past diseases and dissection," she said.

“Visitors can also have a go at our digital amputation station and see surgical tools – from bone saws to horse hair – on display."

The free event is held on Tuesday, July 29 from 11am to 4pm and is the first in a series of events running throughout the summer.

On August 16, ‘Walking Wounded’ will enable visitors to explore World War One displays and artefacts and try their hand at bandaging techniques, while The Infirmary, in conjunction with Heritage Open Days, will host ‘Time to Care – Nursing Throughout the Ages’ on September 13, giving people the chance to explore the former hospital in detail.

For more information, contact Carol Bowsher at or 01905 542540.

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