Thursday 26 March 2015

London Museums - Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre is a unique resource for the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief. Visit the centre to explore the inspiring stories of the people, past and present, who have done so much to keep patients safe and pain-free.

The museum’s collection includes over 4,500 objects, encompassing the entire history of anaesthesia from the first demonstration of ether in 1846 to machines and equipment in use today. The archives and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.

Open weekdays Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00. General admission is free. A small fee per person will be charged for pre-booked group tours. There is no charge for school or higher education groups.

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NOW OPEN... The Heritage Centre's new exhibition The Price of a Mile: Anaesthesia during the Battle of the Somme

Transporting wounded by horse-drawn light railway during the Battle of Ancre Heights, October 1916