Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Location: 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE
Access: library & archives by appointment, need 2 forms of ID, contact library
Website address: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/about-rcp/venue/museum-and-archive
Discover the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) museum in Regent’s Park – England’s oldest medical college. Explore 500 years of medical history and art in London’s most extraordinary modernist building. Collections range from portraits, providing a pictorial and sculptural record of presidents, fellows and other physicians associated with the RCP, from its foundation in 1518 to the present, the fascinating Symons collection of medical instruments, and the Hoffbrand collection of apothecary jars. Highlights from the collections include William Harvey's demonstration rod, the RCP silver-gilt mace, and six 17th century anatomical tables. The archive has the complete RCP annals, its founding charter, and papers of leading medical figures, whilst the library includes 30,000 books printed pre-1900, over one hundred incunables and the first book printed in the English language, in 1473. These collections can be accessed by appointment.