This #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your support as we work to revitalize the way we tell the story of Canada’s nursing history and change the focus from nursing education to the skilled and often challenging work of a professional nurse. … More Today is GivingTuesday!
The museum elves have worked hard all year and are ready to celebrate the holiday season with family-friendly activities and crafts. Join us for a very special holiday event hosted by the Museum of Health Care, joined by our friends from the Murney Tower Museum and Great Lakes Museum. On Saturday, December 2nd, from 10:00 … More Deck the Halls Holiday Event
This project brings together a history of the object with examples drawn from the Museum of Health Care’s collection, alongside a critical examination of repealer writing on Contagious Diseases Acts’ medical examinations and the instrument of the speculum. … More 2023 Margaret Angus Research Fellowship Lecture
Join the Museum of Health Care and Murney Tower Museum for an all-ages Halloween event…if you dare!
Explore both museums and follow the clues to escape. To earn your prize, you must be awarded a key at each site. Will you be lucky enough to escape? Or will you be trapped inside like some poor souls from times gone by? … More Escape the Museum: A Special Halloween Event
The Museum of Health Care’s Sick City Outdoor Guided Walking Tours have returned for the summer!
Walk in the footsteps of some of Kingston’s earliest residents and arrivals as they engage in a quest for health care in the Limestone City. The stories of the establishment of one of Canada’s oldest public hospitals, Kingston General Hospital, and Queen’s School of Medicine are full of success and sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. Join us for a fascinating look into the lives of those that lived, arrived and died here, as we unlock the secrets of Kingston’s medical history. … More Sick City: Unlocking the Secrets of Kingston’s Medical History
The theme for this year’s Doors Open is FOOD. Visit the Museum during Doors Open and explore the connection between health and food. Allow our “doctors” to determine your humour through a scavenger hunt quiz, and be prepared to discover and taste which food best cures your ills based on some historical (and questionable theories)! … More Doors Open 2023 at the Museum of Health Care
The Museum of Health Care is proud to participate in this year’s Jane’s Walks! The Museum’s wildly popular Sick City: Unlocking the Secrets of Kingston’s Medical History outdoor guided tour is included in this year’s schedule, running Saturday, May 6 at 1pm. There is no cost. Registration is not required. Walks run rain or shine. … More Jane’s Walks Kingston 2023 Schedule
The Museum of Health Care and the Hannah Chair at Queen’s University are proud to present an evening with Canadian historian and author Tim Cook, as he speaks to his newly released book, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War … More Historian Tim Cook book talk recording available for limited time
The Museum of Health Care and Murney Tower, two favourite local museums, are inviting families to visit for a brand new Easter event. Designed for kids of all ages, Eggs-tream Easter Fun at the Museum is a family-friendly event which includes an Easter egg hunt and Easter-themed crafts. Eggs will be hidden in both museums … More Eggs-tream Easter Fun at the Museum
Have you ever thought about why we look the way we do? Want to know the secret? It’s all in your DNA! March over to the Museum of Health Care to build your DNA model and challenge yourself to an ex-cell-ent scavenger hunt! … More March Break at the Museum of Health Care