Section of miniature hospital, adult and children's wards

Section of miniature hospital, adult and children's wards (hospitals; models) Section of miniature hospital, adult and children's wards (hospitals; models)

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Adult and childrens' ward block of hospital model, part of miniature hospital made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1930-1932

This is a section of a miniature hospital made by the King Edward’s Fund for London, a charity that raised money for voluntary hospitals in the city. They hoped that seeing the model would help the public understand the importance of modern hospitals, and develop a sense of responsibility for maintaining them. Public support was essential for the survival of voluntary hospitals during the economic hardship of the interwar years. It was built as a scale model of a 1930s hospital, with everything sixteen times smaller than real life.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A603147 Pt4
Materials:
building (structure), wood, building (finish), plaster, fittings, wood, fittings, metal and fittings, plaster
Measurements:
overall (including base): 900 mm x 1230 mm x 1000 mm, 100 kg
overall (as displayed- base interlocks with adjacent block): 1219 mm x 1000 mm,
type:
hospitals and models
credit:
The King's Fund (Loan, Wellcome Trust)