Heritage Collections

The RCSI Heritage Collections team collects, catalogues, conserves and curates heritage material relating to the history and development of RCSI and of Irish medicine. We ensure its availability to the public and the promotion of scholarly study and research.

Among our collections are RCSI’s institutional archival records, personal archive collections, pamphlets, antiquarian books, medical instruments, photographs, portraits and ephemera.

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We welcome students, researchers and members of the public to consult our unique collections.

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History of RCSI

RCSI in 1810

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784.

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Catalogues and collections

Sir Thomas Myles FRCSI

Explore the richness of our archives, manuscripts and antiquarian books using our catalogues and collections.

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Exhibitions

RCSI Heritage Collections periodically curates exhibitions drawing from our historically rich and vibrant collections.

RCSI Heritage blog

Our blog is regularly updated with posts featuring fascinating material that can be found in our collections. Indulge your inquisitive side.

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Donations

Find out more about donating to our collections.

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