Museum

Discover the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) 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 5 centuries since our foundation by Royal Charter of Henry VIII in 1518.

    Upcoming exhibitions

    Our next exhibition – Ceaseless motion: William Harvey's experiments in circulation – opens on the 19 January 2018 to coincide with the RCP's 500th anniversary, and explores the life, work and legacy of revolutionary anatomist William Harvey – the physician who revealed the secrets of circulation.

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    Museum blog

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

    Visiting

    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 reception@rcplondon.ac.uk, or by telephone on +44 (0)20 3075 1363.  

    Opening times

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

    Closure over Christmas period

    Please be advised that the museum will be closed to the public between these dates:

    • 22 December 2017 – 2 January 2018.

    For all museum information and enquiries, please phone +44 (0)20 3075 1510 or email history@rcplondon.ac.uk.

    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.