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Up Close and Medical: Discover London's medical museums

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The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre

20 Cavendish Square

Marylebone London

W1G 0RN

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Try your hand at Victorian pill making, wince at sixteenth century forceps and test your surgical skills with the London Museums of Health and Medicine.

Discover the more surprising side of London’s medical history at this trade fair with a difference. Handle objects from centuries past and join workshops ranging from suturing to spoken word poetry.

Be fascinated by thirteen of London's medical museums, all in one place in the Royal College of Nursing's historical 1920s building. As well as a chance to explore the collections of each of these museums, there will be workshops that test your surgical skills, poetry sessions and a chance to find out more about your own family history.

This event is free, open to all and family friendly. You do not need to book, but you may find it useful to register here to receive a reminder email before the event.

Up close and medical is being held as part of the Museums at Night festival which runs from 26th - 28th October. Find out more about Museums at Night on their web page.

You can also check out the London medical museums network at medicalmuseums.org. Those bringing some of the weirdest and most wonderful of their collections to this event will be:

  • Science Museum
  • Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Bethlem Museum of the Mind
  • Wellcome Collection
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret
  • Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Museum of the Order of St John
  • British Red Cross Museum and Archives
  • British Dental Association
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Royal College of Nursing

Stay late!

Be entertained at our Medical Open Mic as our museums stand-up and show off the lighter side of medical history. Tickets cost £7 per person and include refreshments. More information and booking here.

If you have any questions about the event, just give the team at the RCN Library and Heritage a call, or send them an email. All contact details you need are here.

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The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre

20 Cavendish Square

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W1G 0RN

United Kingdom

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