500 years: the birth of modern obstetrics and gynaecology
This display takes visitors through 500 years of innovation in women’s health care, from anatomy to IVF. The biographies of 54 key characters in the field, from Virginia Apgar to Percival Willughby, and information on the topics covered can be found on the touch screen.
The development of this exhibition was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Clore Duffield Foundation.
In addition to the medical artefacts, the College has a considerable collection of paintings and sculptures related to the field of women’s health care and its practitioners, symbols of fertility and well-being, and the College’s history.
Portraits of past Presidents, Fellows and Members are displayed throughout the College building – many of these can be viewed on the Art UK project website.
Visit the Museum
The free exhibition is open to visitors by appointment between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
For more information or to make an appointment to see either the exhibition or the reserve collection, please email the museum team.