Permanent displays

National Hospital 1860

Artifacts which are on permanent display include an anatomical model from the 1850’s; shell ornaments from 1850s made to raise funds to found the Hospital, Hughlings Jackson’s chair, laboratory scales from Maida Vale Hospital, original paintings of the Chandlers, and a bust of Hughlings Jackson.

Queen Square Library staff and volunteers curate regular displays using materials from the Queen Square Archives. These are housed in purpose built display cabinets within the Library. The displays are dedicated to telling the story of the National Hospital and the Institute; and of the staff, students and patients who have been part of the history of the Square.

You can visit the displays during Library opening hours to see the current display in person or visit the compilations page on the archives website to view current and past displays online.