The RSM organises a number of exhibitions each year which are open to the public and take place in the Library.

Current Exhibition:

A Georgian Miscellany: Medicine 1713 - 1768

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2018 sees the 250th anniversary of the death of the clergyman and author Laurence Sterne. Following the success of Shandy’s Physicians, an exhibition held at the RSM Library in 2013 to mark the tercentenary of Sterne’s birth, A Georgian Miscellany: Medicine 1713 – 1768 celebrates the medical world of Sterne’s time with an exhibition of texts from the Library of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Thursday 15th February - Saturday 21st April 2018.

Admission free. Open to all.

Exhibition opening hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10am - 4.30pm

Entrance to the exhibitions is free.


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Past exhibitions

Take a look at past exhibitions held at the RSM Library.


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Feature of the month

Each month, the RSM Library archives feature a particular highlight from the current exhibition, giving a fascinating insight into the history of the piece. 



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Easter Opening Hours

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Fri 30 - Mon 2

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