Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre
21 Portland Place
London
Greater London
W1B 1PY
England

Website

www.aagbi.org

E-mail

heritage@aagbi.org

Telephone

020 7631 1560

Fax

020 7631 4352

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The anaesthesia heritage centre began with the donation of a collection of artefacts by A Charles King in the late 1950s. Later, library collections were also added. The Association's archives also form part of the centre. 21 Portland Place is a a Grade II* listed building in the heart of London. The collections help to record the history of the development of anaesthesia and celebrate the people who contributed to it.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Science centre, Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9.30am-17.00pm, appointment recommended

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

Additional info

A self-guided walk "Blue Plaques and Buildings - a history of anaesthesia walk around London" is now available in digital and printed format.

All the collections (museum, library and archive) relate to the history of anaesthesia, pain relief and resuscitation and celebrate the people who helped the specialty to develop

Collection details

Archives, Literature, Medicine, Science and Technology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

A Silver Lining Through The Dark Clouds Shining

  • 1 August 2014 — 30 June 2015 *on now

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre is producing a series of four temporary exhibitions honouring the work of the doctors who gave anaesthesia and pain relief to wounded people during the First World War. The four exhibitions, each lasting a year, explore the development of anaesthesia and pain relief and how the status of anaesthesia changed during this time.

A Silver Lining Through The Dark Clouds Shining focuses on the development of anaesthesia during the First World War.

Website

http://www.aagbi.org/heritage

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