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Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY, England
+44 20 7631 1650
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Very small minority interest museum

Only a few square metres of exhibition space. A few interesting artefacts, but it's all pretty... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Jon M
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Pain relief

A small collection of instrument of anaesthesia and their development. All the objects are well... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Summ3rT1m3
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The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre brings together the Association of Anaesthetist's archives, museum and library to tell the story of the history of anaesthesia. The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre is open to specialists and members of the public. An appointment is recommended but not essential. Please email us if you have any enquiries.
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9 Nov 2017
“Very small minority interest museum”
7 Nov 2017
“Pain relief”
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21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY, England
Marylebone
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Only a few square metres of exhibition space. A few interesting artefacts, but it's all pretty half-hearted really.

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

A small collection of instrument of anaesthesia and their development. All the objects are well displayed and described. Very easy to reach. Quick and instructive visit.

Thank Summ3rT1m3
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

The lady that normally gives the tours was not available, we were told she was off visiting another museum. The two gentlemen manning the desk did not give tours. It was nice but I'm sure it could have been a 5 star exhibit with a...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2016

A very small museum showing showing anethetic and related instruments from about 1846 to the 1970's. Made me think how lucky I am not to be born in the 1800's. I found it most interesting but if you are not interested in anything vaguely medical,...More

1  Thank Madeleine S
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Reviewed January 29, 2016

Close to the BBC headquarters in Portland Place lies this small but fascinating museum devoted to the history of anaesthesia. Although advised to book ahead I turned up unannounced one afternoon, was welcomed at reception and then had the place to myself. The museum is...More

1  Thank Harrovian
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Reviewed April 3, 2015

Didn't pre-arrange a visit, but was greeted professionally and welcomed to the centre. Interesting and informative outline of history of anesthesia and inventions, many are still used in today's anesthetics. Great way to spend an hour or so.

1  Thank lemonloaf
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Despite the best endeavours of the Trip Advisor App to convince us this museum was close to Holland Park, we found this museum only a short walk from Oxford Circus tube station. We called ahead as it is suposed to be visited by appointment only,...More

4  Thank a_travellerPeterboro
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

This tiny little museum is a gem. The basement of the home of UK anaesthesia in Portland Place just 100 metres from Oxford Circus, has been given over to this Museum of the History of Anaesthesia. Cases full of old and new equipment with clear...More

2  Thank Wardieeee
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The joy of this tiny museum lies partly in its location, in the basement of an old London townhouse that is now home to the Association of Anaesthetists. I visited with my 15 year old son who was studying anaesthetics for history. I rang before...More

4  Thank EllieO
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