Diseases & Drs: a guided walk through Belfast’s medical history

Diseases & Drs: a guided walk through Belfast’s medical history

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£18.50

Location

Clifton House

2 North Queen Street

Belfast

BT15 1ES

United Kingdom

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A guided walk that explores the diseases and doctors that have shaped Belfast’s medical history

About this event

This two-hour Belfast history walking tour gives a broad overview of the city’s medical history.

It tells of the first hospital in Belfast; Victorian anti-vaxxers; tea mania causing ‘insanity’; the detrimental impact of eating sewage polluted sea food and how working in the linen mills could wreck your lungs, rot your feet and cut off your arm.

You will learn about the sad tales of the Belfast Blitz, the biggest health emergency, how pandemics and epidemics ravaged the city and how poor housing, poverty and poor diet destroyed the health of many Belfast residents.

Finally, you will meet uplifting and inspiring individuals who aimed to better the health of Belfast and its citizens such as social activist Mary Ann McCraken, the inventor of the milk of magnesia Sir James Murray and revolutionary doctor William Drennan.

This walking tour is an introduction to the doctors, diseases and medical history of the city and you don’t need to be a clinician to enjoy it!

DATES

Dates can be booked from the dropdown menu/button to the right. Dates that tours are running are:

22 May 2022 Sunday, start 14.00

28 May 2022 Saturday, start 14.00

12 June 2022 Sunday, start 14.00

26 June 2022 Sunday, start 14.00

16 July 2022 Saturday, start 14.00

6 August 2022 Saturday, start 14.00

13 August 2022, Saturday, start 14.00

4 September 2022, Sunday, start 14.00

17 September 2022, Sunday, start 14.00

DETAILS

START: The tour is 2 hours; departs from outside The Poor House (also known as Clifton House), 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, Belfast, BT15 1ES United Kingdom.

LANGUAGE: All tours are delivered in English.

MEET: In front of The Poor House (also known as Clifton House), 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, Belfast, BT15 1ES United Kingdom.

END: Approximately 2 hours later at Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GS.

COST: 18.50 GBP per adult (16 and over); minimum group is 5 adults, maximum is 15.

INCLUDED: tour guide.

EXCLUDED: refreshments/transport.

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