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Museums, history and archives

Our hospitals have long and important histories.

They each have maintained a distinguished medical and nursing tradition throughout their history and claim many eminent physicians and surgeons amongst their past and present alumni and staff.

St Bartholomew's and The Royal London museums tell the stories of these renowned institutions, celebrate their achievements and explain their place in history in more detail. These hospitals also hold archives which consist of the documents and records that need to be permanently preserved for legal, financial and historical purposes.

Please use the links on the left to find out more about the museums and archives, or you can read about each of our hospital histories and medical traditions.

The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives and Museums online catalogue

View the online catalogue for the collections of The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives and Museums here.

Other useful websites

You may also find the below websites useful in your search for information:

  • Your Paintings: a number of oil paintings managed by the Trust are featured on the following website.
  • London’s Museums of Health and Medicine: Everyone has an interest in health, and visits to London's museums of health and medicine will reveal the fascinating range and diversity of the subject
  • Virtual Pathology Museum: an online catalogue of over 3,000 human tissue specimens from Barts and The London’s School of Medicine and Dentistry’s collections. 

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