I spent an enjoyable morning visiting the Sir John Soane’s and Hunterian Museum, both free to enter, in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London. Unfortunately, photography isn’t permitted in either museum.
Sir John Soane’s Museum was built in as the home of Neo-Classical architect. In 1833, four years before his death he established his home as a museum on condition that the interior be maintained as it stood.
Exterior of John Soane’s Museum
The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeon’s is directly opposite the Sir John Soane’s Museum, through Licoln’s Inn Field Sqaure, the largest public square in London.
Fountain in Lincoln’s Inn Flields
Modern sculpture in Lincoln’s Inn Fields
The Royal College of Surgeon’s in Lincoln’s Inn Fields
In the Hunterian Museum, there was the skeleton of the ‘Irish Giant’, Charles Byrne, who was 7’7″ tall. The most interesting section for me was about plastic surgery, developed largely in response to the many facial injuries inflicted on troops during WW1. This theme was continued in the ‘War, Art and Surgery’ exhibition which runs until 14 February 2015.
War, Art and Surgery exhibition poster