Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Based opposite Regent’s Park, close to Baker Street, the RCOG works to improve health care for women everywhere.

Its Heritage Collections uniquely cover the history of obstetrics, gynaecology and midwifery. The accredited Archive includes papers discussing the founding of the College in 1929, case books and clinical guidelines. The Museum has a remarkable collection of obstetric forceps, from the secret late 16th–early 17th century Chamberlen instruments, discovered in an attic in 1813, to those used today.

The RCOG now also houses the collections – papers and objects – of the Royal College of Midwives.