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Museum visit - Royal College of Physicians

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The Royal College of Physicians museum is reopening from 31 January – book your visit now.

About this event

To visit our museum from 31 January 2022 you’ll need to book in advance. First, select a date and then choose a time slot.

Plan your visit

It’s important that you arrive during your 30-minute arrival time slot. If you arrive outside of your time slot we may ask you to book another ticket or to come back another time if no tickets are available.

On arrival please sign in at our reception desk where you will be given directions and details of available rooms and exhibitions, and will be given a visitor badge.

If you change your mind about visiting please let us know so we can make tickets available for others to visit. There are two ways to cancel your ticket: 

  • Follow the instructions via Eventbrite  
  • Email

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) museum is located at 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE.

Find out how to get here

The RCP aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. Find out more about our facilities and access

Tickets can be booked for up to five people at a time. For groups of 6+, please get in touch at

We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation and if anything changes that would effect our reopening date we will update this information straight away.


Located in the RCP's Grade I-listed 'modernist masterpiece', our museum collections have been gathered over five centuries since our foundation by Royal Charter of Henry VIII in 1518. When visiting look out for our:

  • portraits and silver, which are displayed throughout the building
  • fascinating Symons collection of artefacts which would have been used by physicians and for self-care in the home
  • Prujean chest of 17th century surgical instruments
  • extraordinary set of 17th-century human remains - John Finch's anatomical tables which give a fascinating insight into dissection and discovery in anatomy
  • current exhibition RCP Unseen where we display some of our unseen riches for the very first time. Delve into our collections to discover never-seen-before curiosities, and explore previously hidden stories from the history of medicine and beyond...

COVID-19 measures

We are taking some extra measures to make your visit safe and enjoyable and ask that you please do what you can too.

We have

  • Limits on the number of visitors each day.
  • An NHS Track & Trace QR code where you can check in to our venue at reception.
  • Hygiene stations located throughout the building.
  • Thermal scanners to check your temperature at the entrance.
  • Staff taking lateral flow tests regularly before coming onsite.

We ask that you:

  • Wear a protective face mask or covering whilst inside the building.
  • Allow space between you and other people so everyone can feel comfortable.
  • Stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
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