University of Chester Riverside Museum

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Riverside Campus Castle Drive

The University of Chester's Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets for a range of talks and anyone with an interest in health and social care is welcome to attend. The Society has a small Museum with a collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work open on one afternoon a month and for pre-booked groups at other times. The First World War: Returning Home exhibition provides an insight into what a soldier invalided back from the Front would have found on his return to Cheshire. Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war, volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food and recipes, rural life and social welfare. The Historical Society volunteers, together with contributors from a range of local institutions, have created the initial displays and it has recently been refurbished with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Heritage.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Museum is open on the first Wednesday in the month between 1pm and 4pm . Other times can be arranged by contacting For full details on the Museum and talks visit:


Both the Historical Society talks and the Museum are free of charge and booking information is available on the website.

Travel directions:

The Museum is situated in the Riverside Campus at the University of Chester and is accessed from Castle Drive opposite the River Dee. There is no car parking available at the venue and so use public transport or Chester city centre car parks.

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