Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

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20 Cavendish Square
Greater London

  • Phone: 0345 337 3368

The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre is home to Europe’s largest nursing specific collection of materials. Our venue includes publicly accessible exhibitions, a cafe and a shop within the Library space. Our Nursing History Collection enables visitors to browse nursing history texts, access some of our historic printed collection and to browse smaller displays curated with the RCN History of Nursing Society.

Facilities and services


  • Conference facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Studio/working space available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Cafeteria
  • Late night openings
  • Lecture theatre
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Library with public access
  • Mail order service available
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Study facilities


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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