Royal London Hospital Museum

Whitechapel

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Covering the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries, this museum holds a permanent exhibition of artefacts and archives relating to the Hospital and the history of health care in the East End. There are works of art, surgical instruments, medical and nursing equipment, uniforms, medals and written archives and printed books. Some of the artefacts include an X-ray machine from the 1930's and a carbon arc lamp used to give ultra violet light treatment to King George V in 1928. Some of the many features include nursing and Florence Nightingale, Dr Barnardo, Frederick Treves and Joseph Merrick (the Elephant Man), children and health, forensic medicine (including material on the Jack the Ripper murders) and the First and Second World Wars.

There is also an MPEG viewer where visitors can see a variety of films about the history of health care including one on Joseph Merrick, and a book shop.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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