Learn about the impact of contagious disease at the Tenement Museum

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Join this late night tour and visit two buildings at the Tenement Museum to explore the personal stories of three health emergencies: tuberculosis in the 1860s, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. Understand the impact each disease had on the community and on individual families. Discuss the responses from the medical profession, government agencies, and the media — from generating hysteria to providing help.

This tour is part of the Wellcome Trust’s Contagious Cities project  www.wellcome.ac.uk/contagiouscities.


  • Tickets should be booked in advance and cost $27 for adults, $22 for students & seniors
  • This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours
  • Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues. The tour visits four different floors, climbing multiple flights of stairs, in a series of small, low lit apartments. It also uses an outdoor stairwell with an open stair. Limited seating will be available.
  • Assistive listening devices are available if requested.
  • For more information about accessibility at the Museum please visit the Accessibility at the Museum.

Event Detail

09/05/2019 6:30 pm
09/05/2019 8:00 pm


Tenement Museum