This one-and-a-half 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-vaxers; 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 McCracken, the inventor of the milk of magnesia Sir James Murray and revolutionary doctor William Drennan.
This walking tour is an introduction to the diseases, doctors and medical history of the city and you don’t need to be a clinician to enjoy it!
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START: The tour is 1.5 hours; departs from outside The Poor House gates (also known as Clifton House), 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, Belfast, BT15 1ES United Kingdom. Times will be arranged in advance (for private tours).
LANGUAGE: All tours are delivered in English.
MEET: Ulster University Private Car Park (outside, near Quakers’ Meeting House), 45 Frederick Street Belfast BT1 2LW.
END: Approximately 1.5 hours later near or at Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GS.
COST: 22.50 GBP per adult (16 and over); minimum group is 5 adults, maximum is 15.
INCLUDED: tour guide.