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Object from the collection


The Museum of Medicine and Health houses a 3,000 strong collection of medical and health related objects from the last 300 years, known as the Beswick Collection.

Donations have come from across the north west of England from people who have worked in medical and health professions, making this a truly unique and socially important historical record of medicine and healthcare in the region.

Charlotte Beswick

The collection is named after Charlotte Beswick, wife of the Dean of the Medical School, who established the collection in 1973 and curated it on a voluntary basis.

We are grateful for the continuing support the Beswick family give to the activity of the Museum. This includes supporting our programme of schools and widening participation initiatives, such as the Charlotte Beswick Inspiring Futures event which is aimed at secondary school pupils in Year 8 and 9.