Archives for the month of: April, 2014

This was my fun fun play buddy today!
Paper puppet friend

Day 5: Freud Museum and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Freud Museum is the last home of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Freud’s desk was covered with antique statues and artifacts and they were all his friends.
Then, visited to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. This is the biggest Hindu temple in UK. Both exterior and interior have beautiful carving on the stone. Amazing architecture.

Day 4: I explored East London area.

Visited Swash London for a studio tour.
There were lots of cute illustrations and printed products!
Photos here!

Day 3 of my expedition led to

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
DSC_0089It was a such a little museum which was hard to find in the hospital.
But the lady there explained the history of discovering penicillin.
Very interesting!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
DSC_0094Having been to Hunterian Museum yesterday, I noticed there has been some overlapping information when I visited The Old Operating Theatre.
Amputation before the invention of anesthesia and antiseptic was barbaric. Speedy operation was required to prevent the blood-loss and shock. Apparently, some Victorian doctors could amputate a leg within 1 min. Some in 30 seconds!

Today I went to

Hunterian Museum
Sir John Soane’s Museum
I spent more than 4 hours in Hunterian Museum, but I could spend more time.
So many specimens to see and so many new medical words to look up.
The surgical videos there was so informative and very interesting.

Shame I couldn’t take any photos inside…

I have a week off work this week.
So I decided to go on an expedition in London. Going around museums and galleries I wanted to go for a while.

Today I managed to go to 5 places.

V&A Museum of Childhood
The Horse Hospital (was open, but closed…)
RNIB Supporting people with sight loss
The Curve at Barbican Centre
Museum of London

Good inspirations found in Museum of Childhood.
Photos are here!