• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Field Hospital

Children playing with slimy stuff at a family workshop
Venture back to the gory world of Crimean War medical care in this fun, interactive workshop for all the family.

This summer, we’re celebrating the opening of our Conflict in Europe gallery with a different themed family activity every week of the holidays.

Each activity is inspired by one of the time periods covered in our new gallery, ranging from the Napoleonic Wars to the Cold War.

For the second week of our travels through time, join us in our Crimean War field hospital. Pick up a fake wound and learn how to mend it.

Learn how Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole kickstarted a hygiene revolution in medical medicine and discover how battle wounds have been healed over time.

Drop in at any time during one of these sessions:

  • 10.30am - 12.15pm
  • 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Please note: This workshop contains life-like wounds and fake blood. Please consider this before attending. Prosthetics are washable but do look real.

Family drop-in activities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Workshop is suitable for children aged 7+. All children participating must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."