Unusual Walks around London - Sir Hans Sloane

As part of the Royal Society's Local Heroes programme the Old Operating Theatre Museum is proud to announce two walks around London focussing on the amazing life and times of Sir Hans Sloane.


Sloane was not only the founder of the British Museum but also was the person who popularised milk chocolate.  He also founded the Chelsea Physic Garden.  He lived in Bloomsbury and Chelsea and the Museum has organised walks around these areas. The walk will give a portrait of the areas in the 18th Century and look at Sir Hans Sloane life.



Sir Hans Sloane and Chelsea

Thursday 6th May 6pm

(meeting at Sloane Square tube station)


A delightful walk around the history of Chelsea with a particular emphasis on the 18th Century and Sir Hans Sloane, who lived in the old Manor House and helped found the Chelsea Physic Garden. Led by Museum Director, Kevin Flude.


Sir Hans Sloane: Bloomsbury and The British Museum

Thursday 3rd June 6pm

(meeting at Russell Square tube station)


The walk, led by Museum Director Kevin Flude, introduces Bloomsbury in the 18th Century and looks at the origins of the British Museum and Sir Hans Sloane's role in the foundation. It ends with a tour of the highlights of Sloane's Collection in the Enlightenment Gallery.


Each walk costs £10 and must be booked in advance (please email curator@thegarret.org.uk)


For futher information speak to Kevin Flude on 07958322011 or email kevin at kpflude@anddidthosefeet.org.uk


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