Audio tour

Audio tourI Am Human - a walking tour of The Royal London Hospital

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to I Am Human. This audio walking tour will guide you around The Royal London Hospital and the Medical College in Whitechapel. You will be led by Joseph Merrick, the 'Elephant Man', his friend, the surgeon Frederick Treves, the Hospital’s Matron Eva Luckes, and a medical student, who crossed paths here in the 1880s. Based on archive sources, the tour brings to life the drama of street and hospital in Victorian Whitechapel at a time of unprecedented innovations in medicine, training and patient care.  

    Begin the tour at number 259 Whitechapel Road, directly opposite the old Royal London Hospital building.

    Please note that access to the Garrod Building in part 2 is by the use of stairs at the front entrance. For access to the building via a ramp please contact the Royal London Hospital Museum in advance of your visit.

    02073777608

    rlharchives@bartshealth.nhs.uk

  3. 1 Whitechapel Road
  4. 2 The old London Hospital Medical College (Garrod Building)
  5. 3 The London Hospital in the 1880s
  6. 4 Joseph's life at the hospital
  7. 5 Queen Alexandra
  8. 6 The Royal London Hospital Museum
  9. 7 Thank you for listening
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to I Am Human. This audio walking tour will guide you around The Royal London Hospital and the Medical College in Whitechapel. You will be led by Joseph Merrick, the 'Elephant Man', his friend, the surgeon Frederick Treves, the Hospital’s Matron Eva Luckes, and a medical student, who crossed paths here in the 1880s. Based on archive sources, the tour brings to life the drama of street and hospital in Victorian Whitechapel at a time of unprecedented innovations in medicine, training and patient care.  

    Begin the tour at number 259 Whitechapel Road, directly opposite the old Royal London Hospital building.

    Please note that access to the Garrod Building in part 2 is by the use of stairs at the front entrance. For access to the building via a ramp please contact the Royal London Hospital Museum in advance of your visit.

    02073777608

    rlharchives@bartshealth.nhs.uk

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  • Samd

    5 out of 5 rating 09-12-2020

    Dramatic and immersive story-telling which really brings these buildings and streets to life

  • Adam

    5 out of 5 rating 06-10-2020

    Really enjoyed this virtual tour and looking forward to doing it for real once the Covid restrictions are lifted. It has been good also to compare the facts about Joseph Merrick with his portrayal in the film ‘The Elephant Man’. Although the atmosphere of The London Hospital and Merrick’s condition were vividly brought to life it was somewhat at the expense of factual accuracy.

  • Pam

    4 out of 5 rating 05-04-2020

    Thank you. Enjoyed my virtual tour of this part of London I have never ventured before. Maybe will visit one day.

  • Ceri

    5 out of 5 rating 07-21-2019

    Fascinating and thought provoking, deftly weaving history, science, medicine, ethics, around a thought-provoking human story.

  • Tim

    3 out of 5 rating 04-06-2018

    hi. I found the hospital permanetly closed with a fence around it. although it was good details. I wouldn't do it if I was stopping for 2 days

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