RCP Museum Late - summer opening
5.30pm - 8pm
11 St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, NW1 4LE

Explore the exhibitions

Explore our two current exhibitions and enjoy short introduction to each given by our curatorial team.

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Exhibition graphic reading 'A taste of one's own medicine'.

A taste of one's own medicine

Graphic satire has been popular for centuries. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) cares for a unique collection of medical satire prints from the mid-18th century to the 1980s, donated to us by doctors and members over our 500-year history.

In the past, as today, satirical images were closely tied to a particular time and place. They responded to contemporary events and were viewed by audiences who understood the circumstances of their creation, meaning they can now be difficult understand.

From stereotypes of doctors to caricatures of individuals, satirical depictions of treatments to scathing attacks on the RCP, join us in ‘A taste of one’s own medicine’ as we explore the complex and intriguing meanings behind the satirical prints in the RCP’s collection.

Cartoon Competition

See the winners of our satire-inspired cartoon competition announced and unveiled.

Photograph of a doctor in a surgical mask and yellow plastic apron. She stands in a hospital corridor.
Dr Charlotte Routh (c) Jessica van der Weert

Selfless: NHS response to COVID-19

Experience a photographic exhibition documenting the lives of healthcare staff at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photographer Jessica van der Weert spent days with healthcare workers in Northumbria and Brent creating a stark and compelling photographic landscape of the UK during the most terrifying health crisis of our time.

The exhibition was created with financial support from the Jerwood Foundation and working in partnership with the RCP, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and ATMedics (Brent).

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