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Royal London Hospital Museum

Address: Newark Street, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7377 7608
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Ranked #403 of 919 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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ESSEX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Than goodness for advances in technology. Some of the medical instruments on display make your toes curl. One such set are for the use in amputation, if you didn't die of shock or blood loss, the chances are you would die of infection introduced to the body from unsterilized instruments. The John Merrick (The Elephant Man ) exhibition is very... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

For those in medical field or just interested a great place to visit and see historical equipment, uniforms and other associated links to the Royal London Hospital. We'll worth the visit and only need an hour or so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this small museum seems to be set in a church and has a small, pleasant garden to walk through. the museum itself has an array of questionable artefacts from the beginning of the hospitals history. Questionable because of the perceived brutality of some of these instruments used in the 19th and early 20th century and fascinating to observe. there is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Although a tiny little museum, full of interesting exhibits. Like most visitors we were interested in the elephant man and also found the documentary very interesting. However, there were lots of other interesting exhibits about nursing and medicine in the past that we also enjoyed. Was quite interesting to read about the history of the hospital too. Nice little pub... More 

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redcar
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My son in particular wanted to visit this place because of it's Elephant Man connection and display. It is tucked away behind the new main building in a church and entry is free. It is only small, but it is very well organised and extremely interesting. The Elephant Man display lived up to all it's expectations(this hospital is where he... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I went mainly to see the elephant mans skeleton . there is a tv with 4 films to watch and I of course chose the documentary about him . I felt sorry for the poor chap but he became quite famous in his lifetime

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yeovil
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30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Found out about this museum when browsing the internet. I was born nearby but never knew this place existed. The exhibits were well displayed and the section about Joseph Merrick was very interesting. It was fantastic to see the model church he made, and was quite an eye opener when the extent of his deformity was explained in the film... More 

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manchester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I visited this museum last week. The museum is based at the back of the new hospital, down in an old crypt. The old building is full of atmosphere. Inside is very small but of great interest to me. There are lots of things belonging to Joseph Merrick aka the Elephant Man, Joseph had a very sad life, but with... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

This is a small museum which is based in a former crypt at the rear of the hospital.There are a number of display cases with explanatory panels setting out the history of the hospital.Various aretfacts are displayed in the cabinets.There are explanatory signs in the cabinet describing the exhibits.unfortuantely some are at knee high level which is a bit difficult... More 

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