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Heart of the Nation – Migration and the Making of the NHS – Lewisham


Mar 7, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024


Migration Museum,
Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre,
London SE13 7HB


7 March 2024 – 27 July 2024
Migration Museum
Lewisham Shopping Centre
London SE13 7HB
Thurs – Sat, 11am – 5.30pm
Free admission – no booking

The National Health Service was created 75 years ago. Over the decades, it has faced huge pressures – never more so than today.

Yet the NHS and the millions of people who sustain it remain close to all our hearts. From the very beginning, people have come to Britain from all over the world to make this grand vision for a better society a reality. But their vital role has largely been ignored.

This national touring exhibition from the Migration Museum shines a light on the stories and experiences of people who have come to Britain to work in the NHS through photography, film, oral histories and an immersive experience that brings together singing and storytelling.

This is the final leg of a national tour. The exhibition launched in Leicester in June 2023 before moving to Leeds in November 2023. Click here to find out more.

You can also explore the exhibition online: www.heartofthenation.co.uk

Heart of the Nation won Museums + Heritage Awards 2024 Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the Year.

Supported by: Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation, Rumi Foundation, Alfred Caplin Charity Settlement, The Dorfman Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy. 

Image © Roy Mehta
Video: Arch Creative