About us

Great news!  The museum galleries, cafe and gift shop have temporarily closed as we begin our £4m redevelopment, bringing you brand new and updated exhibitions and improved facilities. Please note: the museum conference centre will remain open for business as usual.

We inspire and educate visitors and school children from around the UK and beyond through imaginative and exciting exhibitions, fun family workshops and a comprehensive schools programme.

Our aim is to become the UK’s leading medical museum by delivering innovative and inspirational learning opportunities rooted in the heritage of medicine and healthcare.

Our team of educators, curators, technicians, visitors services staff, administrators, fundraisers and volunteers work together to:

  • Preserve and develop the heritage of medicine and healthcare represented in our collections
  • Use our collections to deliver inspiring and engaging interpretation and learning based on heritage and health for audiences at every life stage
  • Manage our assets and business to be a resilient and sustainable organisation
  • Work collaboratively to develop and apply their skills in realising the museum’s potential

As a charity, all profits are put back into the museum to continue to plan and develop for the future.