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.
Is it really OK to not be OK?
Our mental healthcare system is still the poor relation of services that treat physical illness, and the pandemic has shone a spotlight on this situation. Campaigner James Downs argues for fundamental change.
Why pandemic denial is nothing new
Could today’s Covid-deniers be taking lessons from history? After all, it’s nearly 200 years since frustrations at a cholera-induced lockdown erupted in Sunderland.