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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room

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tranquility2015 wrote a review Sep 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Micky270566 wrote a review May 2019
Macclesfield, United Kingdom501 contributions193 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Gakeitse wrote a review Feb 2018
London, United Kingdom1,399 contributions176 helpful votes
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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?
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Date of experience: February 2018
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GlasgowLovelife wrote a review Jun 2017
Glasgow83 contributions46 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Paul A wrote a review Jan 2017
Maldon, United Kingdom453 contributions73 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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