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Family Activities


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

Tuesday 17 February, 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm
Barber Surgeon: leeches, lancets and blood-letting
Meet Rory McCreadie, a Barber-Surgeon from the 17th century, and his pet leeches! From blood-letting to amputation, Rory reveals the gory secrets of surgery from centuries past. Ages 6+ (children must be accompanied).

Tuesday 26 May, 11am, 2pm, 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, booking required on 020 7869 6568.
Free entry for RCS fellows and members plus a guest (please call to reserve places).