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Royal London Hospital Museum

Newark Street, London E1 2AA, England
+44 20 7377 7000
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Medical history

Very surprised on how much history was in just one room, all medical equipment and so much... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
ann162017
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Well kept secret

I wasn't even aware this place existed until I saw a brief mention in a guide book and as i was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Sian B
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Newark Street, London E1 2AA, England
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Reviewed 2 November 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

Thank ann162017
Reviewed 12 August 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

Thank Sian B
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Thank TheDgbys
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Signposted near the hospital this small museum gave a fascinating insight into the elephant man whose skeleton is replicated here (the real one is reserved for the medical profession only). A running documentary on his life and death in the hospital and friendship with his...More

1  Thank Christina I
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our nephew had covered this subject at school and he was interested to visit. .The museum is small but very interesting, we sat through a 20 minutes screening of the story. (other stories available to listen to). Probably allow 30 minutes to an hour for...More

Thank Outwood-Bound
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The Royal London Museum doesn't sensationalize that it contains John Merrick's ,The Elephant Man's skeleton. He is tucked into a corner of a display case not in direct view as you make your way past surgical implements used before the advent of anesthesia or painkillers....More

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The museum tucked away behind the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel is small in size for a museum but has a lot of interesting items on show. The most famous being a replica of the skeleton of John Merrick AKA the elephant man. He was...More

1  Thank Tracey Paul T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The museum is smaller than I thought it would, and only needed 20 mins to see everything. Nonetheless the museum is worth a visit if you are in the area. Lots of information about medical history and its associated people.

1  Thank FollowTheLeader99
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank mesh18
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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

1  Thank Nixynic
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Whitechapel
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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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