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Press release: Royal College of Physicians provides online virtual museum tours for the first time

The Royal College of Physicians has opened its doors virtually, offering the public an opportunity to explore 500 years of medical history via their museum’s new online tours.

For the first time, audiences will be able to discover gruesome items, unique medical stories, and award-winning modernist architecture online, through the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Museum’s new live virtual guided tours.

Guided live by an expert from the RCP museum team, visitors will travel virtually through the RCP’s Grade I listed Regent’s Park home, using a high-tech online walk-through supplemented with beautiful images and videos from its collections.

Experience the RCP’s historic building from the comfort of your own home as your personal guide shares their knowledge and answers your questions to provide a unique tour experience.

Lowri Jones, senior curator at the Royal College of Physicians, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer people a full tour of our museum, from the comfort of their own homes. There’s so much to discover within our collections and archives, it would be a real shame not to be able to share it with the world.

"Running live virtual guided tours mean that you don’t need to be in the London area to easily access our historical collection and amazing architecture – you can now discover them from anywhere in the world.”

Details and how to book

Available online now, bookable Monday–Friday 10am–5pm, contact history@rcplondon.ac.uk to book.
Duration: around 1 hour
Price: £12 per person
Concessions: Discounts available for educational groups and RCP Members and Fellows
Group size: min. 8 (or equivalent price), max. 25

Free monthly taster tours run on the first Wednesday of each month, 1-1.30pm. Book online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rcp-live-virtual-guided-taster-tour-tickets-146389197029

Notes to editors

Further information can be found on the RCP’s website, here:  https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/event/guided-tours-and-talks

For more information please contact RCP Media Manager Hannah Perlin by emailing Hannah.perlin@rcplondon.ac.uk or calling 0203 075 1466.

For out-of-hours urgent enquiries, please call 07896 416409.