Heritage Collections

RCSI Heritage Collections collects, preserves and curates material relating to the history of RCSI since 1784 and to the development of medicine and surgery in Ireland more generally.

The RCSI Heritage team ensures good stewardship of the collections for future generations, supports access to and use of collections for education and research and promotes lifelong learning, health and well-being through outreach and engagement activities.

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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Explore the Collections

Sir Thomas Myles FRCSI

From manuscripts to medical instruments and antiquarian books to art, explore the richness of RCSI Heritage Collections through our catalogues and collection portals.

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

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Find out more about donating to our collections.

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