While our museum and library is closed, you can attend online events, read our stories and explore our digital collections, wherever you are.
A free museum and library exploring health and human experience
What does it mean to be human, now?
How can we care for ourselves and for each other during extraordinary cultural, social and political shifts? Our programme brings multiple perspectives and voices both into the building and across our digital platforms, based on our collecting and commissioning activities during 2020.
Intensive Care: A GP, a Community and COVID-19
Gavin Francis's deeply personal account of nine months spent on the pandemic’s forgotten front lines takes you from care homes to homeless shelters, islands to the inner city.
Ancestry, privacy and the family tree
Wanting to find out more about her Jamaican grandfather, Tanya Perdikou contemplates DNA testing. But first she has to consider the potential impact of unexpected results.
Part of How to belong
A walk through other people’s expectations
The steep path isn’t the only thing Caroline Butterwick has to navigate on her Lakeland hike. Always aware of other people’s expectations, she continually monitors how her disability might seem to strangers.