We’ve told you about the history of surgery. Now it’s time to take a step into the future.
Surgeons’ Hall Museums are delighted to announce two new galleries which are set to open in the autumn of 2020.
The new galleries are the second phase of the museum redevelopment, with phase one being completed in 2015 when the Museums underwent a £4.4 million Heritage Lottery funded revamp.
Currently the Museums collections chart the development of anatomical medical knowledge between the 16th and 19th centuries and deal with subjects such as the history of surgery, techniques and technology, surgical specialty, anatomy and a host of other themed subjects.
The new galleries will be called Body Voyager, and will explore the rise in computerised and robotic technology in medicine. Body Voyager will incorporate a high level of interactive computer technology, working surgical instruments, human specimens and AV presentations to create an immersive experience.
Body Voyager will be an immersive experience and will take visitors on a journey through the human body exploring the way in which modern technology is changing the course of modern surgery and patient care. Visitors will be asked to think more about the advancement of surgery and how they would feel as a patient in these circumstances.
There will be four zones in the galleries: an introduction, the head, the torso and the limbs. Each area will look at the extent to which robotics has been introduced into certain procedures already, as well as charting the development of robotic equipment.
Fans of our current galleries don’t need to worry as Body Voyager will be open in a brand new space which means the History of Surgery Museum, Wohl Pathology Museum and Dentistry Collection will all still be open.