Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


We regret that the Museum is now closed to visitors and we cannot offer guided tours whilst we prepare for our relocation end of 2019.

Please contact us at  to be added to our mailing list, and we’ll update you once our Museum service and tours are fully up and running at our new home at Union Street, near London Bridge in the Spring of 2020.

The 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. Paintings and sculptures depicting personalities and scenes related to the specialties form an important part of the collection.

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