The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries lies in the heart of the city. One of the oldest Livery Halls in London, we welcome visitors throughout the year to our evening lectures, courses or events.
Visitors to the Hall, including group bookings for guided tours (for which there is a small, per capita charge), by prior arrangement only. Contact Mrs Roseanna Mulroe, Clerk Secretary for more information.
Any queries for our Archives office, please contact Janet Payne, Archives Officer
We hold lectures, symposia and short courses throughout the year.
The Society also holds four other examinations annually at the Hall; Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence, Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine, Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences, Diploma in HIV.
The Archive contains material about the Society, the City and the development of Botany in England. Its holdings are of national importance in the history of medical education, licensing and the evolution of the profession.
The apprenticeship bindings and membership records (from 1617), and candidates’ entry books and the lists of Licentiates and pharmacy technicians (originally examined as ‘Assistant to an Apothecary’), 1815-late 20th century, especially are very useful sources of information for family historians and genealogists.
Details of the kinds of records held, and guidance and advice for family historians, are posted on our Family History webpage. All enquiries should be made in writing and addressed to Janet Payne, Archives Officer. Details of any information already known, and the sources used, would be very helpful. Emails are acceptable but full contact details, including home or institutional postal address, must be supplied by the enquirer.
Location & Travel Links
The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London
Black Friars Lane