Explore BWH with the BWH BluePrint Tour

Did you know that BWH has more than 3,500 researchers working to unlock the secrets of disease? How about the fact that the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, one of BWH’s four founding institutions, was the first to establish a hospital-based occupational therapy department? Take the BWH BluePrint Tour to find out more about the departments, displays and buildings that hundreds of BWH employees, patients and visitors pass by or through every day.

You may have noticed the BluePrint signs lining the second floor of the hospital along the Richard Nesson Pike. Each sign indicates a stop on the new BWH BluePrint tour, a self-guided audio tour designed to illuminate BWH’s history of transforming the future.

Patients, visitors and employees alike can take the tour on a smart phone by entering the URL provided at each stop or scanning the QR code listed on any one of the tour signs. The tour can be started from any stop and taken in any order. Mobile tour devices are also available to sign out and borrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays at the following locations:

  • 15, 45 and 75 Francis St. information desks
  • The Shop on the Pike
  • Shapiro Cardiovascular Center lobby

Whether you are new to the hospital or have been walking the Pike for years, the BWH BluePrint Tour has something everyone can learn from.

How to take the tour

Download BluePrint Tour Script


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