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Family Activities


Free family trails, worksheets and drawing materials are available in the gallery throughout the year.


Thursday 27 October, 11am, 1pm or 2.30pm
Disease Detectives: A hands-on family workshop
How do doctors identify disease and work out the best treatment for common illnesses? Working with real pathologists you will be able to make your own microscope slides, encounter some larger-than-life disease-causing microbes, examine specimens and become a ‘disease detective’!
Organised in collaboration with the Royal College of Pathologists:

Suitable for families with children aged 10+. All children must be accompanied.
Sessions last approximately 1 hour. Free but booking is essential on 020 7869 6568.

Friday 28 October, 11am, 2pm or 3.30pm
Mr King - Victorian Surgeon
In the middle of the 19th century, surgery was still a messy and dangerous undertaking. The inventions which would improve the treatment of patients were only just appearing. Come and meet Mr King, a surgeon from this fascinating time in medical history. Ages 6+ (children must be accompanied).

Family event tickets: £2 per person, booking required on 020 7869 6568.
Free entry for RCS fellows and members plus a guest (please call to reserve places).