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Royal London Hospital Museum

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Went to visit a friend in hospital and found this little gem

Had not heard of this museum, so glad I went. As my mother was a nurse and I love the NHS it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz D
A "must"

This small gem in Whitechapel (behind the London Hospital) is amazing! To just look round at the... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Newark Street, London E1 2AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not heard of this museum, so glad I went. As my mother was a nurse and I love the NHS it was close to my heart.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Liz D
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This small gem in Whitechapel (behind the London Hospital) is amazing! To just look round at the Elephant man display and the Jack the Ripper items is worth going there. But, the other items on show - ( you wonder where that medical instrument went!)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum but with excellent exhibits and films. Mostly it's about Joseph Merrick the Elephant Man. There's a replica of his skeleton and other artefacts Inc the only surviving card model he made. There are also several good short films. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hfulton32
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Joseph Merrick aka the elephant man is the only reason I went there. A replica of his skeleton is there along with his actual hat and facemask and the model of the cathedral he made. Nothing else in this tiny museum excited me.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FritzKubrick
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I had wanted to see the display on Mr. Merrick for a long time and I did! I heard it was in a slightly less nice neighborhood but many people in that area were helpful pointing me to where to go, because the place is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eja117
Reviewed May 30, 2018

A fantastic little bit of history. Very interesting and worth going too. Nice that its located in a non touristy area of London. Area surrounding is interesting too.. walked back to Liverpool Street afterwards.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank avion85
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Great little museum hidden away close to Whitechapel Station. This is where Joseph Merrick lived his final years before he died in 1890. There is a display of him along with a letter that he wrote to a lady who sent him gifts and a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Very surprised on how much history was in just one room, all medical equipment and so much information. This place a must to be visited

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ann162017
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

I wasn't even aware this place existed until I saw a brief mention in a guide book and as i was staying a walkable distance away I decided to pop in - it is small but really interesting- a gentleman and I were the only...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SianB769
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Popped in the museum with mum after visiting dad in the hospital. It gives a history of the hospital and contains many interesting times. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
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class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to
be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of
Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the
Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious
legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour
groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden
squares, these days you're more likely to catch a
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