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Royal London Hospital Museum

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I had wanted to see the display on Mr. Merrick for a long time and I did! I heard it was in a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A fantastic little bit of history. Very interesting and worth going too. Nice that its located in a... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joseph Merrick aka the elephant man is the only reason I went there. A replica of his skeleton is there along with his actual hat and facemask and the model of the cathedral he made. Nothing else in this tiny museum excited me.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had wanted to see the display on Mr. Merrick for a long time and I did! I heard it was in a slightly less nice neighborhood but many people in that area were helpful pointing me to where to go, because the place is...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

A fantastic little bit of history. Very interesting and worth going too. Nice that its located in a non touristy area of London. Area surrounding is interesting too.. walked back to Liverpool Street afterwards.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Great little museum hidden away close to Whitechapel Station. This is where Joseph Merrick lived his final years before he died in 1890. There is a display of him along with a letter that he wrote to a lady who sent him gifts and a...More

Thank HappyMama41969
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Very surprised on how much history was in just one room, all medical equipment and so much information. This place a must to be visited

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I wasn't even aware this place existed until I saw a brief mention in a guide book and as i was staying a walkable distance away I decided to pop in - it is small but really interesting- a gentleman and I were the only...More

1  Thank Sian B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in the museum with mum after visiting dad in the hospital. It gives a history of the hospital and contains many interesting times. Well worth a visit.

Thank TheDgbys
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Signposted near the hospital this small museum gave a fascinating insight into the elephant man whose skeleton is replicated here (the real one is reserved for the medical profession only). A running documentary on his life and death in the hospital and friendship with his...More

2  Thank Christina I
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our nephew had covered this subject at school and he was interested to visit. .The museum is small but very interesting, we sat through a 20 minutes screening of the story. (other stories available to listen to). Probably allow 30 minutes to an hour for...More

Thank Outwood-Bound
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The Royal London Museum doesn't sensationalize that it contains John Merrick's ,The Elephant Man's skeleton. He is tucked into a corner of a display case not in direct view as you make your way past surgical implements used before the advent of anesthesia or painkillers....More

1  Thank Marsha S
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Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the
Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious
legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour
groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden
squares, these days you're more likely to catch a
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