Please note, the Royal London Hospital Museum is currently closed. We are currently exploring alternative options for making the items on display available to researchers and visitors. Updates will be provided via this webpage and via our Twitter feed. You can consult objects from the collections for research purposes in the searchroom at Barts Health Archives; more information on how to search the catalogue and book an appointment can be found here.
I am Human – a walking tour of the Royal London Hospital
Although the museum is currently closed, local residents and visitors to the hospital site may enjoy following the footsteps of the hospital’s most famous resident, Joseph Merrick, the so-called ‘Elephant Man’. Based on sources held in the hospital’s archives, the audio guide brings 1880s Whitechapel to life through the voices of Merrick, the Hospital’s celebrity surgeon Frederick Treves, its resourceful young Matron, Eva Luckes and a medical student training at the college.
Download the guide free from Soundcloud, or download a copy of the 'I am Human' walking tour leaflet.
Publications for sale
You can still order items from our small shop, which sells a range of books, prints and postcards - please see our Publications for sale list 2022-23 [pdf] for details. To order any of these items, please email us.