Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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1 Lambeth High Street
Greater London

  • Phone: 020 7572 2210

The Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society was founded in 1842, as a scientific collection of materia medica for use by pharmacy students in the Society's school of pharmacy. It only began to collect historical material in the 1930s. The Museum moved to its current location with the rest of the Pharmaceutical Society in 1976.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 Tours (pre-booking required) : Tues 14.00, 16.00 Researchers can visit by appointment on any weekday. Closed: Sat Sun


Admission free.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Library with public access
  • Mail order service available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Loan service
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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