Sensing our past

Sensing Our Past was a large scale project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which was completed in November 2014. The project had a number of different strands including:

  • reminiscence work with patients with dementia
  • the creation of a permanent archive of hospital photographs, memorabilia and audio recordings
  • the conservation of wood from the original ‘Eisenhower Tree’ as a key feature within the new Jubilee Building
  • the production of a permanent, major heritage screen designed by artist Chris Tipping inspired by the items and stories gathered for the archive, underlining the hospital’s significance to people living locally, nationally and internationally
  • the publication of Celebrating 70 years, a pictorial history of Musgrove Park Hospital.

The publication is available to purchase from the League of Friends Shop and the Somerset Heritage Centre.