A new museum has opened to celebrate the history of Glasgow’s oldest hospital.

The city’s medical trailblazers are being remembered at the Royal Infirmary, which has been treating patients for more than 200 years.

Brain surgery pioneer William Macewan, the first matron Rebecca Strong – a pupil of Florence Nightingale – and electrician turned physician John Macintyre, who set up the world’s first X-ray department in 1885, are among those featuring.

John Brown, chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “We’re delighted to see the extraordinary legacy and remarkable history of Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary preserved through this new museum.

“There are so many incredible stories to tell, and we were thrilled to be able to provide the space and support this project, which has such a strong connection to communities across the city.”

The charity Friends of Glasgow Royal Infirmary is behind the museum, which also tells the story of Joseph Lister, who pioneered antiseptic surgery in 1865.

John Stuart, a former chief nurse at the hospital, said: “The Royal Infirmary is a legendary institution in the east end of Glasgow, and has a special place in the hearts of many a Glaswegian.

“It’s been at the centre of innovation and clinical practice over the years.”