Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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The Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society holds over 45,000 objects relating to the history of pharmacy and medicine, tracing developments from the uses of leeches and mummified hands to the discovery of penicillin. Objects on display include medicines dating from the 16th century to the present day, drug storage containers, medical cartoons, advertising, dispensing equipment and a photo archive. The ground floor displays are open without appointment, and further collections are available to view by pre-booked guided tour.

Venue name: Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Address: 66–68 East Smithfield
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (ground floor displays); tours of first floor displays by appointment only. Closed bank holidays
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall/Lambeth North
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