About us

Preserving, protecting and promoting RCPI's historic collections


About Us

We preserve, protect and promote RCPI’s historic collections relating to the history of medicine and medical education in Ireland.


Our Mission

We work to

  • carefully catalogue and preserve our collections relating to the history of RCPI, medicine and medical education in Ireland
  • promote awareness of Ireland's rich medical history
  • grow our collections thanks to generous donations
  • make the College's unique collections accessible to the public

In July 2018 we received full accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. This award recognises our dedication to caring for our collections to the highest standards, and in line with best practice nationally. Happily, our accreditation was revalidated in 2022.

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Online Shop

Visit our online shop for a range of history of medicine books and Irish-made gifts inspired by our collections

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