UCL Pathology Museum

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UCL Pathology Museum


An irreplaceable collection of 6,000 human medical specimens relating to the study of disease and the history of medicine.

UCL Pathology Museum displays a diverse collection of pathology specimens which demonstrate the wide range of things that can go wrong with the body. Most of our specimens are in fluid, but we also have bones, foreign bodies (things swallowed, inhaled or inserted), wax models, and plaster casts. Our mission is to educate medical specialists and non-specialists alike about the one thing we all have in common: the human body.

The collection is made up of specimens from London teaching hospitals, including University College Hospital, the Middlesex Medical School, the Royal Free Hospital and the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Many specimens demonstrate common historic diseases like rickets and tuberculosis which, despite the advances of modern medicine, are on the increase today.