BDA Dental Museum

© BDA Dental Museum / Filskifoto
Clockwork drill, 1860s
BDA Dental Museum, Marylebone Tuesday March 12 2013 0:00

The museum is based in the British Dental Association headquarters and contains the largest collection of dental heritage in the UK. Objects and images telling the story of how dentistry developed from a marketplace spectacle to the complex procedures of today include instruments and equipment, furniture, photographs, fine and decorative arts – items range from nineteenth-century dental floss to toothache cures, clockwork drills to toothpaste adverts. The museum began in 1919 when Lilian Lindsay, the first woman to qualify as a dentist in the UK, donated several old instruments to the BDA. Today the collection contains around 30,000 items.

Venue name: BDA Dental Museum
Contact:
Address: 64 Wimpole St
London
W1G 8YS
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus