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Royal London Hospital Museum

Newark Street, London E1 2AA, England
020 7377 7000
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Unexpected surprise especially on the elephant man John Merrick

Signposted near the hospital this small museum gave a fascinating insight into the elephant man... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Christina I
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Easy to find and worth the visit

Our nephew had covered this subject at school and he was interested to visit. .The museum is small... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
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Newark Street, London E1 2AA, England
020 7377 7000
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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

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
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
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
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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