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Royal London Hospital Museum

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Address: Newark Street, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7377 7608
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Interesting small museum

If you are in the area do pop in. I would not make a special visit from further afield. It gives good insight in to the history of nursing and children's medicine. A little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nina C
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London, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable if you are medically or nursing orientated great place on a rainy day not to large to walk around

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area do pop in. I would not make a special visit from further afield. It gives good insight in to the history of nursing and children's medicine. A little history in famous people such as Florence Nightingale and the Elephant man. History in operations and disease. I would say that an hour is ample. It... More 

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Thank Nina C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a little museum hidden away in the hospital grounds. It's very interesting in the history of medicine and the hospital.

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Thank colintaylor1986
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The entrance to the museum is on Newark St, behind the church & where there is a boom gate/road block for cars on the street. A small museum, its worth a look if in the area. Free entry, but a donation is recommended. There are gift aid envelopes near the entrance. I was a little shocked when I visited, that... More 

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Milton Keynes, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Located next to the Royal London Hospital next to the Royal London Hospital, in the basement. Access is the gate, by the vehicle drop down barrier. It's small, but loads to read, and the videos, particularly on John Merrick (Elephant Man) are 15 mins or so. They have his skeleton, hood. Do take a look at the history of the... More 

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Thank Willett
Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Even this is only a small museum and will probably only take you about half hour to look around it is still well worth a visit. Some of the things on display will have you cringing and wondering how they managed all those years ago. The main attraction has got to be the replica of John Merrick's (the elephant man)... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Very interesting museum. Plenty of information and items on display. Video relating to John Merrick very good. Various items on sale - two ladies attending very friendly. Good couple of hours spent here.

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1 Thank graham a
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The Royal London Hospital Museum is a masterpiece. It comprises great collections of paintings, drawings, tools for operations and other things. This has been previously a hospital for volunteers. They Have a nice and big operation bell right near the entrance. They also describe new things about the health in the 18th century. They also explain that in 1700 deaths... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Anyone nostalgic for the past or with romantic ideas about living in a long-ago age should be cured quite quickly by just a glance at some of these primitive medical instruments. My favourite was a bell cast at the Whitechapel foundry in 1791. The description says, "Before the introduction of anaesthetics in 1846, it is reputed to have summoned attendants... More 

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1 Thank TorontoJK
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

In East of London, near the the London Hospital Museum you can find a little crypt with some curiosities. The most fascinating part of the museum is an elephant man, also you can find an interesting video about Joseph Merrick, who was the elephant man. In the video you can find who people was treated only because there were different,... More 

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