The Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology contains material which has been donated for the purposes of medical education and research under the terms of the Human Tissues Act (1961), the Anatomy Act (1984) and subsequent additional regulations.

Access to the Wellcome Museum is therefore restricted to qualified medical professionals and all students on recognised courses in medicine, dentistry, nursing and life sciences. The following groups are not allowed access:

  • Artists or art students (except medical illustrators, who will be required to produce a membership card for the Medical Artists Association)
  • Sixth-form students who are applying for medical school

Visitors who qualify for access to the Wellcome Museum will be required to produce a hospital/NHS/medical ID or a university letter clearly stating the title of the course they are attending.

The Wellcome Museum is sometimes closed due to examinations. Both individuals and groups who qualify for access are advised to check our closure dates and then to contact us (either by phone on 020 7869 6560 or by email on museums@rcseng.ac.uk) to book their visit, as there are special sign-in procedures in place. Bags and coats are not permitted into the Museum; free lockers are provided by the entrance to the Museum.

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  • Address Hunterian Museum
    Royal College of Surgeons
    35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
    London
    WC2A 3PE

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