Museum Late: Catch your breath
Royal College of Physicians

Explore exhibitions, art, medical collections and more than 500 years of history at England's oldest medical college. 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.

Additional 'Catch your breath' Museum Late workshops:

Thursday 2 May:

  • 5.30pm – 5.55pm Sian Williams - Dance Easy: the role of dance of people who are breathless- 

  • 6pm – 6.30pm exhibition tour of 'Catch your breath'

  • 6.45pm – 7.15pm Miriam Quick talk - Breath and Data

  • 7.20pm – 7.45pm Sian Williams - Dance Easy: the role of dance of people who are breathless

Drop-in, booking not required for individual workshops. All workshops will take place in the 2nd floor reading room. 

Also explore on your visit:

  • 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 


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