Discover the Royal College of Physicians' 500-year old collection of artifacts and artwork at our Regent's Park HQ.

Located in the RCP' s Grade I-listed 'modernist masterpiece', our museum collections have been gathered over five centuries since our foundation by Royal Charter of Henry VIII in 1518.

    Current exhibition

    'A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne explores RCP physician, philosopher, collector and polymath Thomas Browne’s curious approach to the world through his writing and his collection.


    Guided tours

    Take a guided tour of the Royal College of Physicians and discover 500 years of history, art and medicine, our acclaimed Grade I listed building, and our medicinal garden. To find out more about our tours, arrange any access requirements, and to send feedback on your museum visit, please email or call +44 (0)20 3075 1510.

    Museum blog

    Find out more about what's going on at the museum in our weekly blog.

    Opening times

    The RCP's museum and gardens are open to the public Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. We are not open at the weekend.


    Please be advised of the following days when the museum will be closed to the public:

    • 1–31 August 2017
    • 12 September 2017 
    • 27 September 2017 
    • 3 October 2017
    • 8 November 2017
    • 25–26 December 2017.

    For all museum information and enquiries, please phone +44 (0)20 3075 1510 or email


    Museum location, accessibility and journey planning information (including transport accessibility) is available on the RCP Visiting page.

    If you would rather discuss visiting arrangements with staff at the RCP please contact us via email at, or by telephone on +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363.