Horrible Hospital History Event to take place at University's City Campus

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Children will have the chance to make a skeleton, have their faces painted and take part in spooky trails as part of a Halloween-themed event to mark the end of the Beeline Children’s Storytelling Festival.

Members of the University of Worcester’s medical museum project team are hosting the Horrible Hospital History family event on Saturday, October 29th.

The event will run from 1pm to 4pm at the University’s City Campus, off Castle Street, and will include Halloween-themed storytelling sessions, as well as a whole host of exciting family friendly activities.

In the evening there will also be an adult only event, between 6pm and 8pm, during which visitors can witness nineteenth-century surgery by gaslight.

Claire Jones, learning and access officer for the event, said: “This Halloween storytelling event is the ideal end to what has already been a great storytelling festival. What’s more, the former Worcester Royal Infirmary is an ideal place to hold such an event.

“The building is a valuable part of the City’s heritage but is also the site where a number of gruesome medical and surgical procedures and reported ghost sightings took place during its 240 year history. We want visitors to explore this history and these stories, as well as contributing their own memories of this building.”

For more information on either event, please contact Claire Jones on or telephone 01905 542373.

For more information about the Beeline Children’s Storytelling Festival visit