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Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

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If you are interested in the history of Anesthesia, this museum is a must.

A very small museum showing showing anethetic and related instruments from about 1846 to the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2016
Madeleine S
Greater London, United Kingdom
Anaesthesia Unmasked

Close to the BBC headquarters in Portland Place lies this small but fascinating museum devoted to... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
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Nov 9, 2017
“Very small minority interest museum”
Nov 7, 2017
“Pain relief”
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...more
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21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY, England
+44 20 7631 1650
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 7 November 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Summ3rT1m3
Reviewed 13 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Teresa Ward R
Reviewed 15 April 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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Madeleine S
Reviewed 29 January 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

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Harrovian
Reviewed 4 April 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.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank lemonloaf
Reviewed 20 February 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

Date of experience: February 2014
4  Thank a_travellerPeterboro
Reviewed 23 November 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

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Wardieeee
Reviewed 17 February 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

Date of experience: October 2012
4  Thank EllieO
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