Under the skin: Museum Late

When and where

7 March 2019
Royal College of Physicians

Past event

Under the skin: Museum Late

The RCP museum is open late until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month. Visit the temporary exhibitions, take a multimedia guide tour and explore our medical collections, portraits and permanent displays housed in grade-I listed modernist architecture

Join a curator tour of the new pop-up exhibition 'Under the skin: Illustrating the human body'

See also around the building and museum over 140 of the RCP's portraits, silver displays and medical rarities such as a collection of self-care instruments, apothecary jars and surgical tools from the time of the English Civil War.

Out free multimedia guide and Heritage Trail will also guide you through the last five hundred years of the history of medicine examining the curious intersection of medicine, art and society.

Discover truly remarkable – but surprisingly little known – collections, featuring everything from artworks by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Dame Elisabeth Frink, to scarce anatomical preparations and extraordinary medical instruments, all housed in a grade 1 listed ‘modernist masterpiece’ by Sir Denys Lasdun.

Don't miss our rare set of anatomical tables on the 2nd floor; an extraordinary set of 17th-century human remains, providing a fascinating insight into dissection and discovery in anatomy.

Admission is free and open to all anytime until 8pm.

A guided tour of the exhibition will start at 6pm, places limited. 

 

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