Physicians in the frame: portrait tour of the RCP
5.30pm - 7pm
11 St Andrew's Place, London, NW1 4LE
Two women examine a portrait of Edward Jenner.

In this exclusive, after hours tour, discover the remarkable portrait collection of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Book with Art Tickets

Pick up a complimentary glass of wine and take a journey with us to discover our early presidents, inspiring women in medicine, famous painters and healthcare workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RCP Museum holds a fascinating collection of hundreds of fine art portraits, featuring great British and European artists. In 1596 the RCP announced that any member or 'noble person' could display his portrait or coat of arms in our headquarters on payment of £10. After sadly losing many of our early paintings in the Great Fire of London in 1666, we began a deliberate policy of rebuilding our portrait collection in the 18th century. Today we continue to collect and commission contemporary artworks and portraiture of notable medical figures past and present.


  • 5.30pm – 5.45pm: registration and welcome drinks
  • 5.45pm – 7pm: tour and questions

There is a 50% discount for Art Pass holders.

Please note this event was previously scheduled and advertised for 16 April 2024 but has been postponed to this new date of 22 May due to unforeseen circumstances.

Art Tickets is an online ticket booking service operated by the Art Fund for the benefit of UK museums and galleries.

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