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We welcome all visitors with an interest in the College, its collections and medical heritage. You can visit the latest exhibition in our exhibition space (ground floor), and our library reading room (second floor). Please pop in, or email us in advance at

To consult our collections for research, please make an appointment by emailing Our normal opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Our building is accessible from street level via stairs or a lift. Inside, there are accessible toilets and stairs or lifts to access upper floors.

There are baby change facilities on the second floor.

Parking available is on-street and metred.

Getting Here

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is located on St Vincent Street, near Blythswood Square, in the city centre of Glasgow.

The College is within walking distance of the two main Glasgow train stations, Glasgow Central and Queen Street Station and also Buchanan Street Subway Station.

Travel time:

  • From Glasgow Central Train Station - 7 minutes walking
  • From Queen Street Train Station - 12 minutes walking
  • From Buchanan Street Subway Station - 10 minutes walking


The College occupies three 19th century houses with beautifully decorated interiors and retaining many original features, first built in 1820 with later additions (1890s) by Glasgow architect, JJ Burnet. Highlights from our collections are on displays, including rare books, medical instruments, portraits and contemporary art.

We are can provide tours for individuals or groups. For guided tours we recommend a donation of £10 per person to the College's HOPE Foundation . You can donate here.

Please email to book a tour.

Visitor Guide

We have produced a new Visitor Guide, featuring the highlights of our building in the centre of Glasgow, our history and our collections.

Visitor Guide

Venue Hire

Whether you're looking for a refined conference venue, a stunning setting for your wedding, or a period-perfect location for a film shoot, we have everything you could need.

Our unique venue is located within the main historic building of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The College is one of Glasgow's most historical sites offering a collection of unique rooms, function suites and lecture theatres available to hire. Contact or visit 1599 Website for more information.

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