St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum

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St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum


One of the oldest hospitals in the world, St Bartholomew’s, or Bart’s, was founded in 1123, and has cared for the sick and injured ever since. 

The Museum, situated in the hospital’s historic North Wing, tells this inspiring story. Highlights include: historic surgical instruments, sculpture, medieval archives, and unique works of art, including spectacular paintings by William Hogarth.

Please note, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum is currently closed for the safety of our volunteers and visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic. No historic tours, usually scheduled on Fridays, will take place during this closure period. Please check our Twitter feed and website for up-to-date information on openings.

Our collections are searchable online.