Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room
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Pippa65
Kent, UK476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Now a trade union building, the site was the home of a famous women's hospital - there was outcry when there were plans to knock it down. EG Anderson worked all her life for women and especially for the training of female doctors. The exhibits tell her story and includes information about some of her contemporaries.

The room is at the side of the Unison Building, and has touch screen interactive screens.

It is relatively unknown but it just a very short walk from Euston Station on the way to the British Library.
Written 4 June 2014
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Paul A
Maldon, UK450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
You enter via the UNISON building. There are only two rooms to see. In the first room you find all the information in the form of photos and interactive screens. It is very interesting to learn about the first hospital set up by a women doctor for women. New history for most of us.
Written 26 January 2017
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Anne O
Chester, UK281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
I found this place when walking from Euston to the British Library - it's about mid way between the two. I'd never heard of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson but have talked about her since my visit. She was a very admirable and innovative woman, the first female Doctor and the first Lady Mayor in England.
Written 21 April 2016
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Levyies
Southend-on-Sea, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
This was fantastic. Really inspirational story of Elizabeth and how she trained to be the first doctor. Really inspiring. Had the place to ourselves. We were here about an hour and a half it was great.
Really worth a visit especially if you have girls. It wasn't man-hating femininism rather it shows how determination to challenge oppression and discrimination can lead to change. As we say in Girl Guiding - girls can and we saw today that they do.
Written 19 February 2016
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nottoogrumpy
Dereham, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
I was surprised that we had this small museum to ourselves, and even more surprised to be one of the first reviewers. Just a few yards from Euston Station, the location isn't obvious, you have to be brave and go into the Unison building and ask to go in, but they are friendly people and there is no charge. This museum mainly consists of a number touch screen displays, detailing the life of Elizabeth Garrett, women's role in the Victorian era, and life in London at that time. Unfortunately these are a bit too high for a wheelchair user. There are also some interesting artefacts of the famous hospital which this building used to house.
Written 12 November 2015
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tranquility2015
Greater London, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
What an amazing woman!! Battled against adversity and sexism and won. If it wasn't for her determination and courage we would not have the number of female doctors we have today. A small place but packed with information.
Written 4 September 2019
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Micky270566
Macclesfield, UK811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The gallery tells the story of the first woman to practise as a doctor in Britain, setting her struggle in the context of 19th and 20th century social and political history.The original Entrance Hall to the hospital has been restored to its original 1890 appearance and the main gallery features the fireplace designed for the room by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’s sister, Agnes Garrett.

The gallery has all the latest technology with interactive displays, accessible for use by the disabled. There is a quiet corner with books by and about medical women and social reformers which you can read during your visit.
Written 1 May 2019
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Gakeitse
London, UK1,348 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
This is an exciting development on Euston Rd, or should've been. But I think UNISON's attempt to frame this woman's esteemed career and life within the perspective of today's trade unionist's and Labour Party is utilitarian. There isn't a huge amount to see although the plaques, library and its contents are interesting enough. And it's nice to be able to browse the book. The 'interactive' displays were unexciting so I gave up on them. And the final poster, as you exit the two rooms suggesting that through UNISON, women's voice will be heard today, must be an in-joke?
Written 10 February 2018
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GlasgowLoveslife
Glasgow75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
I just happened upon this place, having previously never heard of it. Located near Euston station within the HQ of a workers' Union, the collection is in honour of Elizabeth Garret Anderson, believed to be the UK's first doctor. She also founded a Women and children's hospital that used to stand on the site. Its a little mini museum, unstaffed but still hosting some interactive multimedia panels and artefacts too. The information is good, and also highlights social history in Victorian and Edwardian times as well as recently as the 90s. There's also a quiet little corner with a nice stock of classic feminist reading, a useful oasis for a city worker or someone with a while to wait between trains.
Written 29 June 2017
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Liz Wheeler
Gloucester, UK143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
This small museum occupies two rooms of the unison building. It's free to visit and well worth it.
The displays tell you the history or both Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and the hospital she founded.
Important not only because she was the first female doctor to qualify in England but because she was an suffragette.
It's a shame not more of the hospital could be restored and put on show but well worth popping into.
Written 21 January 2017
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