Royal London Hospital Museum

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Royal London Hospital Museum


The London Hospital (now the Royal London Hospital), founded in 1740, became Britain’s largest voluntary hospital, and remains one of London’s largest hospitals. Its story is told in the crypt of St Philip’s Church, though exhibits on dentistry, surgery, paediatrics, nursing,  forensics and the NHS, and a number of short films. The museum also highlights the lives and works of individuals associated with the hospital such as Edith Cavell, Eva Luckes, Sydney Holland and Joseph Merrick (The ‘Elephant Man’).

Please note, the Royal London Hospital Museum is currently closed for the safety of our volunteers and visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check our Twitter account and website for up-to-date information on openings.

Our collections are searchable online.