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Heritage collections

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In addition to its modern collections, the RCOG Library team also collects historical works on women’s health and maintains the College’s Archives.

Find out more about our library collections.



The College Archives holds a range of information about the RCOG and the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G).


RCOG museum

We maintain a museum of obstetric, midwifery, surgical and gynaecological instruments and artefacts spanning 500 years.


Resources for family historians

If your ancestor was an obstetrician or midwife, information in the RCOG Library and Archives could help you find out more about their life and work.


Volunteer with RCOG Heritage

We’re always looking for volunteers to assist us in our work.


Contact us

To contact the College Archives team, please email


Elsewhere on the site

History of the College
The history of the RCOG and the development of the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology
About the College
Find out about the RCOG’s current work to improve women’s health care worldwide