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Join us for a closer look at exciting medical careers and the skills used by different health professionals. For ages 11 to 14.

Inspired by our exhibition Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care, this special event for KS3 students will showcase some diverse and unexpected careers in medicine and healthcare. Students will meet people employed in the healthcare sector and get hands-on as they learn about medical skills.

Activities will include:

Animals in Medicine: War to Modern Day

Come close to live leeches, maggots, bugs, snakes and lizards and find out how they are used to help cure human ailments, from old wartime remedies to new advances in biomedical research.

Object handling

Get hands-on with fascinating objects from our medical collection, including equipment used by medical students today.

Medical Mavericks

Experience real-life medical kit including an ultrasound machine, ECG and iPhone retina scanner. Students will discover some amazing NHS careers which they never knew existed.

British Army MedicS: How to Save a Life

Meet the officers and soldiers trained in Advanced Battlefield Trauma Life Support. These medics keep the Army healthy, fit, robust and ready to work anywhere in the world under any situation. Chat to the friendly team and have a go with some of their equipment. 


The event is self-guided but pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

We'll allocate your group into one of the 75-minute time slots listed below. After an initial briefing, students will circulate around the different activities under their own steam, however we ask teachers to help facilitate engagement and interaction with the presenters.

Combine this event with a visit to our Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care exhibition, to find out about the huge medical and human impact of casualties in the First World War. 

Scheduled dates