The beautiful Grade II listed Barts Pathology Museum at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, houses over 5,000 medical specimens. Purpose built in 1879, it spans three mezzanine levels and includes pathological pots relating to all areas of anatomy and physiology, including the skull of John Bellingham – the only person to assassinate a British Prime Minister. Named one of CNN’s Ten Weirdest Medical Museums, Barts differs from others due to its quirky, interesting events and desire to bring Pathology alive.
This autumn’s lecture programme features Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates talking about the medical history of gin (and tonic) in “A Trip Down Gin Lane” alongside cartoonist Adrian Teal author of “The Gin Lane Gazette”. Hendrick’s Gin will be served! Check it out here –