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The world’s largest display dedicated to the story of medicine.

Spanning centuries and continents, more than 3,000 astonishing objects reveal how our ideas about health have changed throughout history to the present day.   

Arranged as five themed galleries, the displays provide an unparalleled resource for secondary students, with links to Science, History, Psychology, PSHE and Religious Studies. They are also relevant for KS2 children.

The five galleries are:

  • Medicine and Bodies
  • Exploring Medicine
  • Medicine and Treatments: The GSK Gallery
  • Medicine and Communities
  • Faith, Hope and Fear

GALLERY-BASED RESOURCES

Download our gallery guide and activity trail below to help you and your students make the most of the galleries and keep the conversation going back at school.

MEDICAL MARVELS OUTREACH IN YOUR SCHOOL

For secondary schools that can't visit the museum, our Outreach team can bring our new Medical Marvels object-handling session to your venue. 

3D OBJECTS TEACHING RESOURCE TO USE IN SCHOOL

Our free digital 3D models resource allows students to experience our medical collection in the classroom (or as homework) from any computer or mobile device. Explore the objects from every angle with information about each item and discussion questions to get conversations started.

Title funder

Supported by

Principal sponsor

Major funder

Major sponsor

Funders

Art Fund

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Thanks to

Britford Bridge Trust

Medical Sciences Historical Society

Dr Martin Schoernig

An anonymous donor

Media Partner