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Royal London Hospital Museum

Newark Street, London, England
020 7377 7608
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Ranked #564 of 1,081 attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 24, 2014
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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28 attraction reviews
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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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29 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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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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