Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm Location: 21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Access: appointment required to visit the archives, museum is free Website address: http://www.aagbi.org/education/heritage-centre/anaesthesia-museum
The collection encompasses the entire history of anaesthesia, from Morton's demonstration of ether inhalation in 1846 to modern anaesthetic machines and appliances still in use today. An archive and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.
The Anaesthesia Museum is part of the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre and it contains objects relating to the history of anaesthesia. The earliest object in our collections is a resuscitation set of 1774. Our collections give an insight into the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief. The museum has a permanent and a temporary display, as well as pull-out drawers and flipbooks containing biographies and details of large anaesthetic machines.