Moments of Care: Exhibition Tour

Our new exhibition 'Moments of Care' starts its UK wide tour in February 2020.

*Our exhibition tour has been postponed - we hope to reschedule at a future date and thank all the partners for their support in hosting.



Our exhibition is an opportunity to bring together our volunteers, participants, supporters and the general public to share some of the stories we have collected throughout the UK.

Capturing moments of care, these voices express the kindness for sick people, the dedication and resilience of staff in turbulent times, and the challenges of stigma and prejudice around HIV/Aids and people from other cultures and sexualities.

Through recording memories and reflections using oral history, we can listen to the past, make sense of the present and imagine the future through people’s voices, photos and memorabilia. By working in collaboration with charities, health, community and voluntary organisations, we feature stories that are inclusive and diverse. 

Each story is unique. Together they tell us a new history of the NHS.

The exhibition will be on display at organisations throughout the UK. Come and join us at an event near you. Full details and dates below.


Moments of care


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Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool

Monday 17 February - Friday 21 February 2020


Find us in the main atrium open to hospital visitors, families, patients and staff and families.

Join us Wednesday 19 February, 11am-2pm, for a free, drop-in family art activity.



The Brain Charity, Liverpool

Monday 24 February - Friday 6 March 2020


The Brain Charity is a national charity with a base in Liverpool City Centre. It is open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and hosts a range of activities. Our exhibit will be on display during these times. There is a delicious cafe and shop for you to enjoy.

We will be hosting an art workshop for Brain Charity service users on Tuesday 25 February for a free, drop-in at 11am-2pm.

Click here to read more about The Brain Charity and our partnership with them.

For details on visiting The Brain Charity click here.


Altrincham Library, Greater Manchester

Tuesday 10 March - Monday 16 March 2020


Open to the public, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday/Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Join us for a free, drop-in family friendly day of art activities and get hands on with some historical medical artefacts on Saturday 14 March, 11am-2pm.

We will also be screening our film, 'Voices from the First NHS Hospital', featuring stories from Trafford General Hospital, where Bevan launched the NHS in 1948.

For details on visiting Altrincham Library click here.


Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) 


Due the ongoing situation with Covid-19 this will be rescheduled at a later date.

Wednesday 18 March - Tuesday 24 March 2020

Nottingham CVS, based in Nottingham city centre is open to the general public 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Join us for a free, drop-in art workshop and get hands on with some historical medical artefacts on Thursday 19 March, 11am-3pm.

For details on visiting Nottingham CVS click here.



Science Industry Museum, Manchester

Saturday 25 April 2020


Come and see us as part of a larger event organised by The University of Manchester marking DNA Day. 



Royal United Hospitals, Bath


Due the ongoing situation with Covid-19 this will be rescheduled at a later date.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow

June 2020, full details coming soon

University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff

June 2020, full details coming soon

The University of Manchester Community Festival

Saturday 22 June 2020


Join us at the annual community festival for a fun-packed day of family friendly activities and a chance to explore our exhibition.



Moments of Care has been curated in collaboration with our volunteers. The project would not be possible without the generous support of all our volunteers and interviewees. Thank you!

Thanks to TGAC North for designing and building the exhibition.

NHS at 70: The Story of Our Lives are based at the The University of Manchester and are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Discover our Digital version of the exhibition here.