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Royal College of Physicians: Museum Late

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Royal College Of Physicians

11 Saint Andrews Place

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NW1 4LE

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Visit the Royal College of Physicians Museum after hours until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month. Explore exhibitions, art, medical objects and more than 500 years of history at England's oldest medical college.


Censor's Room and Portraits at Royal College of Physicians


Discover our 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’ designed by acclaimed architect Sir Denys Lasdun. See free temporary exhibitions from our award winning team, and join a curator-led tour.


Next Museum Late:

Thursday 5 September, 5.30-8pm

This Museum Late will include a rehearsed reading of a new theatre show The Book of Jo, created and performed by Viv Gordon and commissioned by the Life of Breath project.

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  • 6.00-6.40pm: Catch Your Breath exhibition tour
  • 6.45-7.45pm: The Book of Jo performance and audience Q&A

Viv Gordon is a theatre maker and arts activist producing feisty work about mental health and trauma based on her lived experience. Previous shows include: PreScribed (a life written for me), a commission from University of Bristol highlighting research into General Practitioners in mental health crisis in an NHS in meltdown; and I am Joan, a comedy about trauma survival and listening to the still, small voice within.



Vesalius work on human anatomy of 1543


Highlights of any visit 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 era of the English Civil War
  • a remarkable 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
  • a changing programme of acclaimed temporary exhibitions


Forthcoming Museum Lates:

  • Thursday 5 September 2019

  • Thursday 10 October 2019 (one week later than usual)

  • Thursday 7 November 2019

  • Thursday 5 December 2019

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