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Royal London Hospital Museum

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

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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 your visit. Everything within the museum was labelled so you didn't need to be constantly... More 

Thank Outwood-Bound
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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. It was important to work fast before the patient died of blood loss. There is... More 

Thank Marsha S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 treated at the hospital before his death. There are other exhibits including personal to myself... More 

Thank Tracey Paul T
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 10 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
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 the effort to find it.

1 Thank mesh18
Manchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.

1 Thank shaylaaj
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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.

1 Thank David S
Oulu, Finland
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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.

1 Thank EHApu
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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 

1 Thank brains15

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