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Funding Heritage


Museum, archives & library

In 1799, the government entrusted to the College the collection of John Hunter (1728-1793), one of the founders of scientific surgery. Hunter's collection of comparative animal and human specimens formed the basis of an irreplaceable record of social history and scientific endeavour, which grew during the 19th century to become a significant centre for study, research and teaching.

Today the College maintains a remarkable assembly of art, scientific specimens and historical instruments together with the largest library of surgical literature and archives in the UK. In 2013 Arts Council England awarded designated status to the Museum, Archive and Library Collections. 

Conserve our collections

Many of our items are in need of conservation and this work is both specialised and costly. The Royal College of Surgeons relies on your support to help us conserve our precious collections.

We'd love to talk to you about Making Surgery your Legacy...



Telephone 020 7869 6086 to talk with a member of our fundraising team

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

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