Hours: Museum: Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm; Archives: Monday to Friday 9:30am-5pm
Location: Henry VIII Gate, Giltspur Street, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE
Access: appointment required for archives
Website address: http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/bartsmuseum
One of the oldest hospitals in the world, St Bartholomew's, or Bart's, was founded in 1123, and has cared for the sick and injured ever since. The Museum tells this inspiring story. Highlights include: historic surgical instruments, sculpture, medieval archives, and unique works of art, including spectacular paintings by William Hogarth.