Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Friends of GRI was established in May 2020 to celebrate the rich history of Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI). GRI is the oldest hospital in Glasgow; it opened in 1794! We have opened a small medical museum, which will be open to the public on Tuesday and Thursdays 1-3pm, focusing on the impact GRI has had on medicine worldwide. During the development of the museum we have uncovered several items of historical interest which we hope to be able to restore in order that we can display these. The charity aims to make this history accessible to the public through the museum and hosting a series of events commemorating people and discoveries associated with the hospital. We also have a series of smaller projects focussing on sustainability and enhancement of the workplace environment; these include the development of a medicinal garden adjacent to the museum and bee hives situated in a secret location on site.
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Glasgow Royal Infirmary has a rich history as a centre of scientific and medical innovation since it was built in 1794. Find out more about the history of the building and those who have worked there.
We have many ongoing projects at Glasgow Royal including the creation of a medical history museum, bee keeping and the creation of outdoor spaces.
We have several presentations about our history that are available online. Find out more about past events. We will give details of future events soon.