Bloomsbury's Contribution to Health Care History Walking Audio Tour by Voice Map

In the 18th century the only health care provided in Bloomsbury was the Foundling Hospital, one of the most magnificent buildings in London. Soon after, this small area of London attracted reformers who changed health care in fundamental ways that shape today's services. Exploring with Nick Black, a leading expert on health care, you will see the first hospital for children in England, the only hospital for Italians, the first hospital established by nurses, the first hospital for those paralysed and epileptic, and the medical school created by and for women who were otherwise excluded from such a career. While Bloomsbury is rightly recognised as the home of radical changes in literature, art and penal reform, it was also a cradle of reform for health care. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to Bloomsbury's Contribution to Health Care History tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ England

    The Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, London recounts activities at the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for kids in danger of abandonment. The gallery houses the broadly significant Foundling Hospital Collection and the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, a globally significant collection of material relating to the composer George Frideric Handel and his peers. This small museum evokes the tragic tales of mothers and children cared for by the hospital.

    Pass By: The Queen Square Park and Garden, 1 Queen Square Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT England

    We will walk round this small green oasis which has been seen the greatest concentration of hospitals of anywhere in England devoted to children, homeopathy, Italians and those with neurological conditions.

    Pass By: Thomas Coram statue, 1 Brunswick Square, London N17 8ES England

    Captain Thomas Coram was a donor who started the London Foundling Hospital in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury, to care for abandoned youngsters. It's believed to be the world's first incorporated charity.

    Pass By: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Room, Euston Road Unison Centre, London England

    The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital and its previous institutions gave health care to ladies in London from the mid-Victorian period. It was named after Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the first women in ENgland to qualify as a doctor, and who established the New Hospital for Women on this site.

  • Departure Point :
    Russell Square Station, Bernard St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1LJ, UK
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5/24/2019 - 10/25/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    St Pancras New Church, Euston Rd, Bloomsbury, London NW1 2BA, UK
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Activity ID: V-110804P101

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