We are the guardians of The Royal College of Surgeons of England's historical papers. We preserve and provide access to the College's institutional archives as well as over 600 collections of deposited papers. You can learn more about our holdings.
We are accessible to researchers and answer internal and external enquiries relating to the records in our custody. Our collections are searchable via our online catalogue.
We regularly host displays and exhibitions in the College, including short term displays of original material for visiting groups or to support lectures.
Archives opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm, by appointment only
Weekends and Bank Holidays: Closed
How to find us
The Archives are based within the Royal College of Surgeons building, which is centrally located in London. View map and directions.
To make an appointment, please contact us via the details below.
Tel: 020 7869 6555
Postal enquiries should be addressed to:
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields