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Royal College of Physicians Museum

11 Saint Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LE, United Kingdom | +44 (0)20 3075 1543 | Website

Venue Description

Welcome to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). We are the oldest medical college in England. The collections in our care tell the story of the RCP, doctors, and the history of medicine. Founded in 1518 by King Henry VIII, the RCP has spent over five centuries changing medicine and working for patients and doctors. An independent charity the RCP represents over 40,000 doctors around the world working to improve patient care and reduce illness. The museum, heritage library and archive team care for collections of portraits, silverware, letters, rare books and medical instruments on display throughout our Regent’s Park headquarters. You can also visit the Medicinal Gardens that contains over 1,000 species of plants with a connections to medicine. Through these collections our mission is to engage, inspire and entertain people with the history of medicine and the importance of physicians within it.


The RCP aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. As such, we are continually updating and improving our provisions for diverse visitors. Main building accessibility Visitors who require extra assistance or specialist facilities can either speak to a member of staff when they arrive or book in advance. Mobility aids We have two wheelchairs available for visitors to the RCP. We would advise booking at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise we cannot guarantee availability. Folding stools are available in the LG Treasures room and first floor gallery. Lift Platform A lift platform is situated along the black rails to the left of the building's main entrance. There is also an inward opening automatic door at the front of the building, giving access to the main reception area and Wolfson Theatre. There is also a main lift within the building which can be used to access all floors. Large print captions All our temporary exhibitions are accompanied by large print captions that can be found on the first floor. You can also request a digital copy by emailing Guide and hearing support dogs We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs in the gallery. A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom – just ask a member of staff. Carers Museum visits are free for up to five people at a time. Please get in touch for carer access to our ticketed events. Deaf or Hard of hearing For visitors that are deaf or hard of hearing, the RCP can supply hearing induction loops that are available in the Wolfson theatre, the Seligman theatre, the Council Chamber and the Osler room. A portable system can also be used in the Linacre room, the Sloane room, the Willan room, the Heberden room and all rooms in the Jerwood centre. Visitors with visual impairment If you require a guide to assist you around the building, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to your visit. Unfortunately, assistance cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance. Please call us on +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363 you can also email us at

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A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom – just ask a member of staff.

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  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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