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About us


Our museum

At our headquarters in Essex we have a museum which consists of a wide collection of artefacts, photographs, videos and accounts showing how we have developed as our knowledge and understanding of leprosy has evolved. 

At our headquarters in Essex, we have a museum that consists of a vast collection of artefact's, photographs, videos and accounts showing how we have developed as our knowledge and understanding of leprosy has evolved. 

We have approximately 70 artefacts within the collection, including photographs, historic fundraising boxes, historic company seals, hand-painted wall mounts, a suitcase used in the 1940s by one of our team who travelled to India, alongside diaries and journals relating to our history and the history of leprosy. 

We also have copies of Leprosy Review dating from 1928, a journal contributing to the better understanding of leprosy and its control. The journal is published quarterly and edited at our head office in Colchester, the site of our museum. The journal publishes educational and topical information on the direct benefit to the control of leprosy under field conditions. This strengthens the learning opportunity available to the general public and is particularly useful to doctors working with leprosy and tropical medicine researchers.