Located in the RCP's Grade I listed 'modernist masterpiece', our museum collections have been gathered over five centuries since the foundation of the RCP by the Royal Charter of Henry VIII in 1518. From books to medical artefacts, paintings to silverware, the museum collections reflect the changing nature of medicine and of the RCP's role throughout the years.

Museum - Display case

Our talks and tours are a great add-on to any event, either online or in person. Intrigue your delegates with an introduction to the RCP, a building and history tour, an exhibition tour, or a talk on a variety of subjects ranging from the library of John Dee to anatomical art.

All intros, tours and talks are delivered by a member of our knowledgeable Museum and Archive Services team, who will be on hand to answer questions.

Our Historic Collections Encounter is another way to enhance any event in the building.

One of the team will introduce you to fascinating items from the library, archive and museum, giving you an unprecedented chance to see these remarkable items up close. 

Please contact the events team to find out more.

Popular tours and talks

30 or 60 minute tours available for groups of 5 to 25 people.


See items from the RCP's fascinating library, archive and museum up close! A specialist from the AMS team will introduce your delegates and guests to these items from our 500-year-old collection.

Curator talks

Curator talks explore a vast range of interesting topics, lasting up to 45 minutes and including a Q&A. These are only some of the most popular curator talks on offer, please contact our team to receive a detail list of all topics available.

The RCP boasts the largest surviving collection of books once owned by the fascinating and enigmatic Elizabethan mystic Dr John Dee. 

Based on the award-winning 2016 exhibition 'Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee', this talk will give you an opportunity to find out more about Dee's life and interests, as well as the links between science, medicine, magic and religion in Tudor England.

In 1958, architect Denys Lasdun was handed an impossible task: design a radically modern building for a 500-year-old institution.

This curator talks tells the story of Lasdun's challenge and how he succeeded in building a masterpiece. Opened in 1964, the Royal College of Physicians is a complex blend of art and engineering, elegantly enclosing ancient ceremonial history and traditions within a white-tiled casket of concrete and glass.

Explore the story of our 500-year-old history through ten iconic items from the museum, archive and historic library collections.

Every year, the RCP curates and displays two semi-permanent exhibitions, housed on the first floor gallery of our venue.

Visit the Museum website to find out more about the current exhibition on display.

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We look forward to hearing from you, if you would like to talk to us, or make a booking, please click below to let us know what your requirements are, or call us directly on 020 7034 4900.
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How to find
RCP London

RCP London Events is situated 5 minutes from Regent’s Park Station and Great Portland Street Station.