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Royal London Hospital Museum

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Address: Newark Street, London, England
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+44 20 7377 7608
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:30

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On arrival the security at the front desk didn't appear to be enjoying their job!! It appeared to be an effort to talk to us!! I am sure that wasn't the case Still with their help... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
brains15
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fabulous hidden gem in London. Get the two for one tickets with your train journey and it is exceptional value. Unbelievable that something like this exists as it was. If you are interested in history, medicine, biology or even natural healing make the effort to find it.

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Thank mesh18
Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small and quaint museum is brilliant, free entry, very informative, we loved it. Will definitely recommend

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Thank Nixynic
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33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is very small, and kind of out of the way. It's interesting if you are in the area, a neat collection from Royal London Hospital and the area.

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Thank shaylaaj
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

small musem in whitechappel at theback of the royal hospital.old medical devices and some info on the elephent man.free musem open tue to fri 10-16.very recommended.

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Thank David S
Oulu, Finland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I was living in Floyer house, near to the museum. So it was convenient for us to go to see the amazing collection of medical devices. They have historical collections, which are very exciting for medical dental students.

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Thank EHApu
somerset
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

On arrival the security at the front desk didn't appear to be enjoying their job!! It appeared to be an effort to talk to us!! I am sure that wasn't the case Still with their help we found the ward. Then it took us half a dozen calls on the front door prior to us getting into the ward!! Oh... More 

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Thank brains15
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights of our first trip to London. Even walking through the campus really peaks your interest. This place is small, but definitely worth the visit. The displays are very well presented and informative. Great souvenir cards too.

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4 Thank RubenB74
Sandy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Within the Royal London Hospital, the Royal London Museum documents the history of the hospital and the most notable cases treated there. Surgical instruments and old uniforms make for atmospheric displays but the venue is perhaps most known for its showcase on forensic medicine, which includes original material related to the Jack the Ripper murders and its association with Joseph... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A small museum crammed full of the history of the London Hospital in Whitechapel. Set in a church next to the hospital, it carefully explains the history of the hospital including Edith Cavell and Princess Alexandra. Letters from Jack the Ripper and the story of John Merrick (the elephant man) are amongst the the amazing things we found inside this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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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Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world 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 cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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