An Alternative Tour of the Hospital


A series of small wall paintings started to appear around the hospital. ‘Calling Cards’ from past and present patients within the hospital. Each painting has been placed in a space which is of personal significance to the person who painted the picture. It just so happens that each of the spaces also has had a number of different identities over the past 200 years.

This walking tour will provide people with stories about each of the paintings, the personal significance of each space and stories about the corridors, wards and rooms of this Victorian Psychiatric institution.

On Saturday 7th December we held our first walking tour of the hospital. A small group of people were introduced to the hospital from the perspective of our guides. It was a resounding success!

Participants had the opportunity to hear the wit and wisdom of some amazing people. Look out for the next tour at the end of January.


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