Nurses training at Royal London Hospital, from the Migration Museum's Heart of the Nation exhibition
Photograph: Hornsey Journal / Migration Museum
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Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS

Liv Kelly

Time Out says

After celebrating its 75th anniversary last year, this multimedia exhibition at the Migration Museum in Lewisham delves into the history of the NHS, and to the thousands of dedicated non-British workers who have contributed to its delivery of healthcare. Through photography, artefacts, and a newly commissioned interactive music video installation, their stories are lovingly told. Around 1 in 6 people within the organisation today are non-British, and many others are descendants of migrant healthcare workers. It’s a wonderful way to gain some insight into how working for such a precious but pressured organisation has impacted their lives.


Migration Museum
Migration Museum
Lewisham Shopping Centre
SE13 7HB
Tube: Lewisham
Opening hours:
11 am - 5.30 pm

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