Hunterian MuseumThe Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)

The Huntarian Museum is home approximately 3,500 specimens originally acquired from the collection of John Hunter, a surgeon and anatomist of the 18th century. Housed at the Royal College of Surgeons, the Huntarian boasts unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, painting and sculptures that reveal the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day. Visit the Hunterian Museum


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Science Museum

With over 300,000 objects in its care, the Science Museum seeks to tell the story of scientific, technological, and medical advancements from across the world. The museum plans to open new medicine galleries in 2019 which will be centred on the Wellcome Collection and the Science Museum’s own extensive medical collections. These new galleries will tell personal stories of how medicine has transformed people’s lives over the past 400 years. Visit the Science Museum



RCPRoyal College of Physicians (RCP)

The Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park, London is home to the UK’s oldest medical college. The museum collections cover over 500 years of medical history and include a number of portraits, texts, and the Symons and Hoffbrand medical collections. Visit the Royal College of Physicians


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The Thackray Museum explores medical achievements from the Victorian era to the present. Housed in what was the Leeds Union Workhouse in the 19th century, the museum is named for chemist Charles Thackray who developed a thriving medical supply business during the early 1900s. The Thackray cares for over 47,000 objects and is home to a nationally significant collection of hearing aids and audiology equipment. Visit the Thackray Medical Museum


RLHMRoyal London Hospital Museum and Archives

The Royal London Hospital Museum tells the history of the hospital from its founding in 1740. Displays include information on Joseph Merrick, Edith Cavell and Eva Luckes, and take the visitor through medical advancements of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The museum houses a permanent exhibition of artefacts and archives relating to the Hospital and the history of healthcare in the East End. Visit the Royal London Hospital Museum and Archives



Surgeons’ Hall at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Originally developed as a teaching museum for students of medicine, SHM’s collections have been open to the public since 1832. The collections include bone and tissue specimens, artefacts and works of art and include items from the collections of Sir Charles Bell and John Barclay. The museums seek to engage visitors with ideas centred on health and wellbeing through interactive exhibitions. Visit the Surgeons’ Hall at the Royal College of Surgeons


 Bethlem_v1_PosBethlem, Museum of the Mind

Located in the grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital, the Bethlem Museum of the Mind was opened in 2015. The museum cares for an internationally renowned collection of archives, art and historic objects, which together offer an unparalleled resource to support the history of mental healthcare and treatment. Visit the Bethlem, Museum of the Mind


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Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability

Named for Dr John Langdon Down, the museum is housed within the grounds of the institution he founded where a revolutionary and enlightened approach was developed for the care of people with learning disabilities. The collections include objects of significance to the history of learning disabilities. Amongst these collections are works by James Henry Pullen who was a resident of Earlswood. Visit the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability