Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

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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.

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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

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre
21 Portland Place
Greater London




020 7631 1560


020 7631 4352

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