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Museum Late: London Festival of Architecture

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Royal College of Physicians

11 Saint Andrews Place

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NW1 4LE

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Explore Denys Lasdun's Grade I listed modernist masterpiece. Discover the intriguing contents of the Royal College of Physicians museum and collection. Join a guided architectural tour of one of the 20th century's most enduring buildings.



Take time after hours to admire the magnificent building's bespoke features and exceptional detailing, discover hidden surprises including an intact 17th century room, pneumatic wall and the secret of the structure's hidden cantilever.



Join our professional guides for a special architectural tour, exploring parts of buidling not normally open to the public.


Southern elevation of the Royal College of Physicians by Sir Denys Lasdun


Acclaimed as a masterpiece of contemporary design on its opening in 1964, Lasdun's Royal College of Physicians' reputation has only grown over the subsequent half century.



During your visit, take the chance to discover the Royal College of Physicians' remarkable collections, featuring everything from artworks by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Dame Elisabeth Frink, to scarce anatomical preparations and extraordinary medical instruments.


17th century anatomical drawing


See free temporary exhibitions from our award winning team or take a brand new heritage trail through the last five hundred years examining the curious intersection of medicine, art and society.


Information on temporary exhibition featuring William Harvey


Highlights of the collections include:

  • priceless portraits and silver displayed throughout the building
  • medical rarities such as the Symons collection of self-care instruments and medical apparatus, the Hoffbrand collection of apothecary jars and the Prujean chest of surgical tools from the time of the English Civil War
  • an extraordinary set of 17th-century human remains, providing a fascinating insight into dissection and discovery in anatomy
  • regular displays from our archive and rare books collections


Part of the London Festival of Architecture and marking 500 years since Henry VIII brought England’s oldest royal medical college into existence. Join this museum late to explore five centuries of medicine, history, art and ideas in a museum half a millennimum old contained in architectural masterpiece half a century old.

Places are limited on guided tours. Book your FREE place here now on Eventbrite.

The London Festival of Architecture runs from 1-30 June. #LFA2018


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