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The Royal College of Physicians

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Wandering through Regentís Park on a Friday afternoon? Why not turn up at 2pm on the first Friday of every month for a free 30 minute guided tour of the Royal College of Physicians?

Discover the fascinating museum collections (including gruesome stories of past medical treatments) the fabulous collection of portraits and the magnificent Grade I listed building. Just let reception know you’re there for the free 2pm tour when you arrive. Booking is not necessary, but the maximum group number is 25. Email to reserve your place and avoid disappointment. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the oldest medical college in England. Its collections relate to the history of the medical college, and to the physician's profession. Collections range from portraits, providing a pictorial and sculptural record of presidents, fellows and other physicians associated with the RCP, from its foundation in 1518 to the present, the fascinating Symons collection of medical instruments, the Hoffbrand collection of apothecary jars and a rare set of six 17th century anatomical tables, which were the centre-piece of the award winning ‘Curious anatomy’s exhibition. The Grade I listed RCP building, permanent collections and exhibitions are open to the public Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. Entry is free of charge.

 

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