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Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
Royal London Hospital, Tower Hamlets, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 1BB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, Archives by appointment
 
PRICES
Free, donations appreciated
 

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This exhibition, situated in the crypt of a fine 19th century Gothic church, looks at the history of the Royal London Hospital since its foundation in 1740. It also explores the development of medicine in the East End of London. Every year, the museum hosts one or two temporary displays on historical/health care subjects.

Research facilities for archive users are available.


 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Whitechapel Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arch Car Parking
 
12 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
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Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
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Whitechapel Gallery
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423 Bethnal Green Road, E2 | 11 minutes from Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
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2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
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1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 13 minutes from Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
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13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 18 minutes from Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
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