St. Bartholomew's Hospital

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 tells this inspiring story. Highlights include: historic surgical instruments, sculpture, medieval archives, and unique works of art, including spectacular paintings by William Hogarth.

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Contact Us

Museum and Archives
St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield
London EC1A 7BE
Tel. 020 3465 5798

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
Open 10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Friday
Closed public holidays

Admission free
Group tours of the historic North Wing available by prior arrangement
Small bookshop

Accessibility: Wheelchair access by arrangement, Induction loop

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