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Medicine, Miasma and Mess! Drop-in object handling photo

Medicine, Miasma and Mess! Drop-in object handling

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Charles Dickens Museum

  • 26 August 2024
  • 10:0015:00
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 4 – 18 years
  • Space for 10 children


From stinking rivers, to choking smog, Victorian London was a very unhealthy place to live - and medicine still had a long way to go. Join the outreach team from the Old Operating Theatre who will be demonstrating 19th century medical and surgical objects from their handling collections, alongside objects from the Dickens Museum.

Discover some of the dangers of growing up in London and how ideas and understanding gradually changed to make life – and people’s health – better.

This is a free drop-in event suitable for all ages. All children need to be accompanied.

An admission ticket for the Historic House is not required to take part in the event, which will take place in the boardroom.

Donations are welcomed


  • 48-49
  • Doughty Street
  • London
  • WC1N 2LX
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Nearest stations

  • Russell Square (0.35 miles)
    • Piccadilly line Piccadilly
  • Chancery Lane (0.4 miles)
    • Central line Central
  • Holborn (0.46 miles)
    • Central line Central
    • Piccadilly line Piccadilly

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