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Discover more about the paintings, archives, objects and books featured on this website by searching our online archives & museum and library catalogues.

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Visit the Royal College of Physicians' 500-year old collection of artifacts and artwork at our Regent's Park headquarters, situated on the east entrance of Regent's Park with easy access to central London.

Location, accessibility and journey planning information (including transport accessibility) is available on the RCP Visiting page.

Opening times

The RCP museum and gardens are open to the public Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. We are not open at the weekend.

August 2019 refurbishment works

Please note there may be limited access to our collections on the LG floor (including the Treasures room and apothecary jar collection) during August due to refurbishment works.

Museum Lates

The museum and current exhibition are open until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month*. Entry is free and drop-in any time. A free guided tour of the current exhibition usually takes place at 6pm. Booking is recommended. Check the RCP's Eventbrite for more details of each event. 

  • Thursday 7 March 
  • Thursday 4 April
  • Thursday 2 May
  • Thursday 6 June - London Festival of Architecture
  • Thursday 4 July
  • Thursday 5 September
  • Thursday 10 October* (a week later than usual)
  • Thursday 7 November
  • Thursday 5 December

*Excludes August.

Planned closures

Please note we will be closed on the following days in 2019:

  • 3, 17, 23 July 
  • 4, 5, 6, 10, 24 September 
  • 12 November

The RCP is closed on public bank holidays. Please note that as a conference venue, some rooms may be unavailable to view on your visit. Please contact us in advance if you are travelling a long distance to see a particular room or item in the collection. 

Multimedia guided tours

If you would like to explore the RCP headquarters, our multimedia guide is an easy to use handheld device with over 2 hours of films and images, featuring interviews with leading historians and experts to help you explore the RCP and the history of medicine as well as our displayed collections, architecture and garden. (Groups of 6 or more must book a guided tour).

It is available free from reception during opening hours: Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.

Take a guided tour of the Royal College of Physicians to discover more about: