BDA Dental Museum

Children at BDA Dental Museum
British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London

Opening Times:
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm–4pm 

Please phone or email for appointments at other times and to check Christmas and New Year arrangements. Schools and groups are particularly welcome outside normal opening hours.

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The BDA Dental Museum is the place to find out about the history of dental care in the UK. With over 20,000 items the museum has the largest collection of material relating to the history of dentistry in the UK, from its time as a marketplace spectacle to the complex procedures and treatment of today.

The museum aims to bring out the relevance of the past, present and future of dentistry, to inspire and educate existing and new audiences and to influence the perception of the science, practice and social impact of dentistry.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 5634549 (general enquiries)
0207 5355860 (educational enquiries)

Learning Programmes:
Loans boxes for nurseries and early years providers on the topic of ‘People Who Help Us’.

Loans boxes for KS2 on the topic of ‘Teeth and eating’.

Resources for Year 9 students on the topic of ‘20th century health’ and for those preparing to study GCSE ‘Medicine Through Time’.

For more details please contact the museum.

The museum has approximately 30,000 items in its care and still actively collects objects which reflect the development of the dental profession in the UK. The main collecting areas are extraction, conservation, cleaning, prophylaxis, surgery, anaesthesia, diagnosis, orthodontics, prosthetics, fine arts, archives, photography and the history of the BDA

British Dental Association Museum

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