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RCP Museum Late: Reimagining the RCP’s brutalist ‘battleship’ architecture

4 June 2024
5.30pm - 8pm
Free to all

Experience the RCPs Grade I listed home, where brutalist architecture meets centuries of tradition.

Experience the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Grade I listed home, where brutalist architecture meets centuries of tradition in this London Festival of Architecture event.

Described as a ‘battleship’ at its 1964 opening, the RCP’s London headquarters is a striking brutalist structure. The iconic, and sometimes controversial, building designed by architect Sir Denys Lasdun, boldly reimagined how the headquarters of England’s oldest medical college would be represented and designed around its occupants.

Learn how our unique building ‘matches and rhymes’ with its classical surroundings. Discover how RCP members – and neighbours – responded to Lasdun’s designs. Explore how later changes enable the building to serve today, in its contemporary reimagining as a modern membership organisation’s HQ, business venue, and public museum.

Schedule

5.30pm - 8pm

All guests can drop in to explore our unique building, follow an architecture trail, have a go at our quiz and enjoy a special archival display about the design throughout the evening.

6pm

Join a guided tour with an expert from the RCP Museum team. There are limited spaces on this tour - please book the 'RCP Museum Late: architecture + tour' to attend.

Refreshments will be available at our Regent's Perk café throughout the evening.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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Address

Royal College of Physicians Museum

The Royal College Of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, Greater London, NW1 4LE
020 3075 1510

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Opening times

Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm. and until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month. Closed weekends, bank holidays and ceremony days - please check the website for details.

Exclusions and safety measures

Occasional temporary closures during August, please check the website

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