We are proud to announce our Heritage Centre’s acceptance onto the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland which aims to raise standards of care across Irish museums and galleries. The programme, which is a Heritage Council initiative, is focused on improving all aspects of Irish museum practices.
We are a research and educational centre for the history of medicine and medical humanities in Ireland. We hold a unique collection of archives, manuscripts, books, images
Our unique collection of library books, manuscripts, images and items relating to the history of RCPI, medicine and medical education is Ireland is open to all.
Heritage Centre blog
Keep up to date with news and events from the Heritage Centre and find out more about the history of medicine in Ireland with the RCPI Heritage Centre blog.
Tercentenary of Dun's Library
2013 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Patrick Dun, one of RCPI's most prominent and influential early Presidents, and the founding of the Library in RCPI.
Tracing your medical ancestors
Is there a doctor in your family tree? If so, we can help you research your family history and discover more about your medical ancestors.
Based in the historic home of RCPI, No. 6 Kildare Street, our reading room is open to the public five days a week, by appointment.
The conservation and development of our unique collections is an ongoing challenge, and we are grateful to anyone who wants to support our work.
History of RCPI
Since 1654 RCPI has been playing an central role in the development of medicine in Ireland. Discover the story of the foundation, growth and development of RCPI.
Our book shop offers a select range of titles relating to the history of RCPI, as well as the contributions of some of our most famous Members and Fellows.
We run a series of public events exploring diffirent aspects of the history of medicine through the year, including open days, exhibitions and lectures.