Get lost in London’s rich medical history. Visit its most prominent medical museums and collections, such as the Science Museum, the Royal College of Physicians, the Florence Nightingale Museum and many more.
Encounter the people and places that have made this city a home of cures for over 1000 years.
The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse.
Visit the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret which are situated in the roof space of St Thomas' Church.
The Science Museum’s medical collections have a global scope and coverage probably not bettered in the world. Read more here
Discover the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) museum in Regent’s Park – England’s oldest medical college. Explore 500 years of medical history and art in London’s most extraordinary modernist building. Read more here.
Discover for yourself the secrets of the laboratory in which Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. An in-situ reconstruction of the laboratory, displays and a video uncover the remarkable story of how a chance discovery became a lifesaving drug destined to revolutionise medicine. Read more here
Barts Pathology Museum is based in St Bartholomew’s Hospital at West Smithfield and houses over 5,000 medical specimens on display over 3 mezzanine levels of the Victorian museum. Read more here
Bethlem Museum of the Mind records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems. Learn more.
The British Red Cross museum and archives contain a fascinating portrait of our humanitarian work. Read more.
Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal, herbal, edible, and useful plants. Read more about the garden here.
The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre is home to Europe’s largest nursing specific collection. Read more here.
The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire everyone to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the art. Read more here.
Unlock the amazing power of plants and fungi. Vist the stunning world-leading botanic gardens and discover the science and conservation work at Royal Botanic Gardens. Read more about the most biodiverse place on Earth here.
St Bartholomew's Hospital was founded in 1123 and has provided care on the same site in Smithfield for nearly 900 years. The archives and museum collections include documents from the 12th to the 21st centuries and objects reflecting the changes to patient care, teaching and administration at hospital. Read more here.
Step into the world of the founder of the psychoanalysis and discover more about Sigmund Freud, the pioneering work of his daughter, Anna Freud and learn more about the intriguring theory and method of psychoanalysis. Read more here.
The museum tells the unique and fascinating story of an ancient religious military Order, from its origins caring for sick pilgrims in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its modern-day role with St. John Ambulance, the international first aid charity. Read more here.
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