Exhibition situated in the crypt of a fine 19thC Gothic church, looking at the history of the Royal London Hospital since its foundation in 1740. Also the development of medicine in the east end of London. Nursing uniforms and instruments on show. Research facilities for archive users available. Donations welcome. One to two temporary displays annually on historical/health care subjects.
Prices and Opening Times
You can view original documents in the reading rooms from 09:00 Tuesday to Saturday.
Easter Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April (closing at 5pm on Thursday 13 April)
May Bank Holiday Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May
Spring Bank Holiday Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May
August Bank Holiday Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August
Christmas 2017 Saturday 23 December to Wednesday 27 December
New Year’s Day 2018 Saturday 30 December to Monday 1 January
Admission is free; donations are welcomed.
Venue Details & Map
Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
9 Prescot StreetLondonE1 8PR
- +44 (0)20 7377 7608
- Public transport:
- Tube: Whitechapel
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry
Top 3 reviews of Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
A hidden gem! In the crypt of St Augustine with St Philip's Church, now part of the hospital medical school, this is the archive and collection of the hospital associated with Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man. It has a collection of historical surgical instruments, and displays on Edith Cavell, the nurse from the London who was executed in WW1, nurses uniforms through the ages, and George... more
Peter and I came to the medical
Museum to check out some vintage medical instruments.
It was a lot smaller than I thought that it would be but still really cool.
I wanted to check out the elephant man
Bones and skull. more
The Royal London Museum doesn't sensationalize that it contains Joseph Merrick's , aka The Elephant Man's, skeleton. He is tucked into a corner of a display case not in direct view coming in.
I learned much before I finally faced Mr. Merrick's skeleton. In the display cases are surgical implements used before the advent of anesthesia or painkillers. (You'll find that It was important to work... more