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Visit us

Our new building at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, has been transformed from a sprawling warren of corridors, built in the aftermath of World War Two, to a state-of-the-art training centre for future generations of surgeons and dental professionals.


Examinations suite

We are pleased to be able to offer exams in person again in our bespoke exam suite on the first floor. We run an extensive range of postgraduate exams for surgical and dental professionals at every stage of their career.

How many examination rooms are there?
There are two standalone 14-station circuits, which can be opened up to create a single 28-station circuit.

Where do briefings take place?
Briefings for candidates take place in the circuit briefing rooms, which form part of the exam suite, and in the Erasmus Wilson room for examiners.


Professional Surgical Centre (PSC)

The Professional Surgical Centre (PSC) encompasses a variety of facilities for modern surgical and healthcare related teaching. It is an exclusive space that provides flexible opportunities for delivering everything from professional development events to bespoke, tissue-based, skills training.

How can I find out what courses are taking place?
You can find out which courses are taking place in the building here.

How many rooms does the PSC have?
There are four main spaces within the PSC: reception, breakout room, seminar room and the skills lab. However, there are additional facilities available within the College, such as the Examinations Suite on the first floor and The View on the sixth floor.


Members’ Library and Research Room

The Members’ Library and Research Room on the first floor are now open for use.

When are opening times?
Opening times are 10am–5pm, Tuesday to Thursday.

Is booking required?
No booking is required for the Library, but please speak to reception on arrival and they can direct you. 

Booking is essential for the Research Room and please allow enough time to arrange your visit so we can ensure material is available.

Can anyone use the Members’ Library and Research Room?
The Members’ Library provides a comfortable space for study and research for all members and fellows of the College.

Anyone wishing to use our Research Room is welcome to use our collections for their research. 


Lumley Library and Erasmus Wilson Room

A historical space on the first floor features the Lumley Library and Erasmus Wilson Room. The Lumley Library, as well as an evening event space is also a fully functioning library. By the close of the 19th century, it was widely recognised that the Royal College of Surgeons possessed one of the finest medical science library collections in Europe.

How can I find out more information about these spaces, capacity and booking?
Visit the The View website to see further details and book.

Do fellows and members get a discount?
Fellows and members get a 25% discount on bookings.


The View

The View boasts wonderful views of the city at the rear, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields at the front. The View comprises meeting rooms, conference facilities and a terrace. It can be used to meet with staff, colleagues and visitors, and can also double up to host both large events and private functions.

How can I find out more information about rooms, capacity and booking?
Visit the The View website to see further details and book.

Do fellows and members get a discount?
Fellows and members get a 25% discount on bookings.


Café

We have a café situated near the Portugal Street entrance, where you can meet colleagues for a catch up over coffee or find a quiet spot to do some work.

When are opening times?
8am–2pm.

What is on offer in the café?
The café has a selection of delicious breakfast treats, soups, sandwiches, cakes and pastries. We also offer an array of drinks, including tea, coffee and juices.


The new building 

How can I book a tour?
If you happen to be visiting the building or are nearby, you are welcome to request a tour at transform@rcseng.ac.uk. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to your new professional home.


Anatomy and Pathology Museum

The Anatomy and Pathology Museum (APM) holds 1,500 specimens on open display for self-study and learning, as well as skeletal handling collections. It is open to a wide range of medical and healthcare professionals and trainees.
Entry is free for individuals and small groups of 9 or fewer.

What are opening times?
Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm (excluding bank holidays.)

How do I make a visit?
Find out how to arrange a visit here.


Hunterian Museum

The Hunterian Museum has at its heart the anatomy and pathology collections of the 18th-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter. The Hunterian Museum holds unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, painting and sculptures.

When will the Hunterian Museum reopen?
The museum will open again to the public in early 2023.


Regional and global support

Our global team supports surgeons and their teams in 90 countries from Australia to Ethiopia, whilst our outreach team, who have offices in both Manchester and London, work to connect members from all four nations of the UK.

How will you support members who can’t come to the building?
We will be providing more opportunities and support for our members across the UK and internationally. This includes developing our digital offers and expanding our regional and global networks to ensure that our members, wherever they are, can access the best training, development and support.


Getting here

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
38–43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE

Map

The College is centrally located at Lincoln's Inn Fields, within easy walking distance of Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Temple (District and Circle lines) underground stations. It is a short taxi or underground journey from most major rail stations.

Two NCP car parks are situated nearby in Covent Garden and Bloomsbury Square.

Access information

Is there College parking for disabled visitor?
The College has a dedicated parking space for disabled visitors. Please book this space in advance by calling reception on 020 7869 6400. For more information on disabled parking please see the Westminster Council website.

What is the Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)?
On arrival, any visitors who would require assistance during an emergency evacuation should complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP). This is a bespoke 'escape plan' for individuals who may not be able to reach an ultimate place of safety unaided or within a satisfactory period in the event of any emergency. Please speak to our reception desk once you are in the building to arrange this.

Are guide dogs allowed into the College?
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome in the College.

Do you have accessible toilets?
There is a unisex accessible toilet on the ground floor of the building.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance accessing our building.

COVID-19 measures

  • Face coverings must be worn when walking around the building.
  • Face coverings should be worn when seated at a desk, with exceptions allowed for practical reasons including eating, drinking and significant discomfort.
  • Social distancing of at least one metre should be observed at all times.
  • Everyone must check in using the NHS COVID-19 app and scan the QR codes on the front door or reception.
  • We encourage everyone planning to come into the building to take lateral flow tests ahead of your visit.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of a cough or a cold should remain at home.

To contact us for further information visit here.

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