Tours run numerous times a month until the exhibition closes. For further details on this month's tours, visit IWM North's website.
Sundays 12th and 26th May 2013 at 2:15pm
Monday 10th - Friday 14th and Monday 24th - Friday 28th June 2013 at 2:15pm
Location: Meet at the Tour Point in the Foyer
Suitable for: ages 14+
A walk and talk looking at the current exhibition, Saving Lives and exploring the theme of war and medicine from the First World War to present day conflict. Learn about Major Margaret Barclay-Cooke, a nursing officer with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps who, faced with sub-zero temperatures and basic conditions, transformed a disused operating theatre to treat patients in immediate aftermath the Falklands War. Find out about the production and distribution of penicillin at ICI in Trafford Park in the Second World War and about the pioneering work of Archibald McIndoe whose RAF patients became known as The Guinea Pig Club - in honour of his groundbreaking surgical reconstruction methods.