Museum Late
5.30 - 8pm
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, NW1 4LE

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. 


Thursday 6 February, 6.30pm

Creative workshop with Dr Lucy Lyons in the Library Reading Room

If the study of anatomy is the knowledge of the generic, whole, working body, the study of pathology is gaining an understanding of the diseased, fragmented unique body. By using drawing to engage with these hidden and sometimes seemingly horrific aspects of the body, overlooked details are revealed and the unknown seen more clearly and appreciated in new ways.

Through the act of 'slow looking' we will examine fragments from the 19th century pathologist Robert Carswell's illustrations and spend time appreciating these images, rearranging and redrawing them to make reimagined interpretations of your own unseen and hidden interiors and altered exteriors.

All welcome, please book online in advance

Photograph of a pen drawing of an imaginary pathological illustration hanging in an exhibition display case.


    Other RCP Museum highlights 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 March 2020
    • Thursday 2 April 2020
    • Thursday 7 May 2020
    • Thursday 4 June 2020