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.
Adopt A Treasure
Our Adopt A Treasure programme encourages friends and supporters of RCPI's Heritage Centre to sponsor the restoration of items from our unique and fascinating collections.
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 development of our collections by the addition of new material is an important part of our work, and we are always happy to discuss potential donations.
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.