Instruments of Change
Instruments of Change is an exhibition that showcases objects from the Beswick Collection at the Museum of Medicine and Health, telling the stories of the people of Manchester whose innovations helped to shape the science of medical care in the UK. From the Charnley hip to the Platt Report, many of these have become so widely part of modern medical care that it is hard to imagine a world without them.
The exhibition is part of NHS at 70, a University of Manchester-led national project supported by the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It collects stories and memorabilia from people who worked in and were cared for by the NHS since its creation in 1948. All the stories and memorabilia collected will form part of the first digital archive for NHS history. Listen to the stories featured in this exhibition and discover more, including sharing your own story at nhs70.org.uk/stories/IOC.
The exhibition is inside the entrance to the Stopford Building (number 79 on the campus map). It’s free to visit and open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. For disabled access, there is a ramp to a door on the side of the building – press the buzzer to be let in.
16 July – Ongoing.
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Ground floor foyer