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Instruments of Change

Instruments of Change exhibition

The University of Manchester has a long history of medical research, teaching and breakthroughs. Instruments of Change highlights Manchester innovations and how the University has helped to shape patient care.

NOTE: Due to some recent building work in the area around the exhibition space, we are awaiting some repairs to the Instruments of Change display cases before we can return the objects. The cases are still in place, which will allow visitors to read the exhibition information, but most of the objects are not currently on display. We hope to have this fixed as soon as possible. For further updates, contact medical.museum@manchester.ac.uk.

Instruments of Change showcases objects from the Beswick Collection at the Museum of Medicine and Health, stored here on campus in the Stopford Building.

The Museum of Medicine and Health is a collection of historical medical instruments and equipment which form part of the University Collections at The University of Manchester.

Objects are accessed by staff and students for teaching and learning and for use in public events.

Further information can be found in the Instruments of Change FAQ document.

Location

The exhibition is in 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.

NHS at 70

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.

Contact

Email: medical.museum@manchester.ac.uk
Twitter: @ManMedMuseum
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