Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS is a new national touring exhibition from the Migration Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS, now open at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.
Ever since its creation in 1948, people have come to Britain from all over the world to work in the NHS. Today, around 1 in 6 people working in the NHS has a non-British nationality. And many others are the children and grandchildren of migrant healthcare workers, forging multi-generational legacies.
This immersive multimedia exhibition asks the question: who are the people who care for us? Heart of the Nation features dozens of personal stories contributed by people who have come from all over the world to work at all levels of the NHS from the 1940s to the present day, brought to life through photography, film, oral histories and an immersive experience that brings together singing and storytelling.
The exhibition is on at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery until 29 October – the first leg of a national tour. Future confirmed locations include Leeds and London. The exhibition can also be explored online at: www.heartofthenation.co.uk