Physicians' Gallery

Our gallery reopens on 19 July 2021 with our new exhibition, Physicians' Flowers.

The exhibition is open Monday - Friday, 10am to 4.30pm.

We've made a few changes to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit:

• You do not need to advance book to visit the exhibition
• All visitors on arrival will be asked to check in using the Check in Scotland app. If you don't know how to do this we'll be happy to help
• Masks must be worn at all times (unless you are exempt)
• Sanitiser dispensers are placed outside and inside the exhibition space so you can regularly clean your hands
• Please keep 2 metres distance from all other visitors and staff
• The maximum number of exhibition visitors at one time is 8
• Please stay at home if you have COVID symptoms or are self-isolating

We have been certified as "Good to Go" by Visit Scotland.

Reading Room

We’re very pleased to be able to welcome visitors back into our reading rooms, offering a limited service to visitors who need access to our collections for their research.

Our reading room is open Monday – Tuesday, 10am – 4.00pm.

Advanced booking is essential.


• Please contact us via email (at at least 24 hours in advance of your proposed visit date
• Let us know in advance which items from our collections you would like to view. If you’re not sure, please feel free to ask and we can assist you
• If you require a car parking space please inform us when making your booking
• When you book you will be asked for your proposed arrival and departure times
• You will also be asked for your contact phone number (this will only be used for Covid-19 track and trace purposes if necessary and for no other reason)

Contact details

Phone: +44 (0)131 225 7324
Address: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

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