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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 collections 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 4 July, 5.30-8pm

At our next Museum Late we'll be exploring breathing and poetry with writer-in-residence and poet, Christy Ducker from the Life of Breath project team. Book a free place and drop in to any or all of her mini poetry workshops throughout the evening:

5.30-6pm Let in the Air, poetry workshop - explores the language of breath and breathlessness.

6-6.30pm Exhibition tour Catch your breath

6.50-7.20pm Making the Invisible Visible, poetry showcase - a showcase of poetry and short film screening about breath and respiratory health.

7.20-8pm Catch Your Breath, poetry workshop - write in response to the exhibition and think about breath and respiratory health in new ways ideas from around the world.

Workshops take place in the library reading room. Suitable for all abilities!

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 4 July 2019
  • Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Thursday 3 October 2019
  • Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Thursday 5 December 2019
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