Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Library

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00, appointment recommended

Admission charges

General admission is free. There is a small charge per person for group tours.

Additional info

A self-guided walk "Blue Plaques and Buildings - a history of anaesthesia walk around London" is now available in digital 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
London
Greater London
W1B 1PY
England

Website

www.aagbi.org/heritage

E-mail

heritage@aagbi.org

Telephone

020 7631 1650

Fax

020 7631 4352

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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