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St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum and Archives (West Smithfield)

The museum has a permanent exhibition of archives and objects, including facsimile copies of the oldest document in the hospital archives, Rahere’s grant of 1137, and the 1546 agreement between Henry VIII and the City of London which refounded the hospital. Other displays include works of art and surgical and medical equipment used in the hospital. Two spectacular paintings by William Hogarth can also be viewed in the museum.

The museum is located in the North Wing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE.  It is open Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm. Admission is free. For inquiries and group bookings, please telephone 020 3465 5798.

For more information about the Museum, please visit St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum page.