232-242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ
Built: 1820; additions in 1893 (Cat B)
In this beautifully decorated 19th century building you can see historic medical instruments, rare books and art, and find out how we’ve helped doctors, surgeons and dentists to stay at the cutting edge for over 400 years.
The College was founded in 1599 and moved into its current home in 1862. Today the College is a bustling centre of medical education and examination, as well as being an accredited museum.
You can see some of our amazing collections of medical instruments, rare books and archives, and learn more about medicine and surgery in old Glasgow. We'll also have a showcase of the exciting work we're doing to combine our heritage collections with Medical Visualisation technology.
And we're not just about medicine! You can also view our copy of John James Audubon's breath-taking "Birds of America" and browse the artwork on display throughout the College.
In 2017 the building underwent a large refurbishment programme, expanding our on-site clinical skills facilities and modernising our lecture theatres and meeting spaces. This means the College is busier than ever, and Doors Open Day provides you with a unique chance to fully explore every part of the building in a single visit.
We'll also have a showcase on Sunday 16th September of the exciting work we're doing to combine our heritage collections with Medical Visualisation technology.
Sun 10am-4pm - Booking not necessary for building visits
Tours: Mon 2pm, 3pm & 4pm; 45 minutes
Tour meeting point: Reception
Booking: Fully booked
Monday 10th September 2pm
Monday 10th September 3pm
Monday 10th September 4pm
On street parking available (charges apply)
Accessibility: Lift available to front door and then to all levels inside the College.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443