The collections of the Royal College of Midwives are cared for by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and have been since 2012. The collections compliment each other perfectly and will continue to do so, but, as of later this year, from a new location.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have been in their purpose built home at Sussex Place, near Regent’s Park, since it opened in 1960. But this year the College will be relocating to Union Street, near London Bridge.
When we are fully settled in our new home we will have greatly improved Heritage displays, new tours and a fully resumed archive service.
Moving such a large combined collection is naturally going to take a good deal of time and effort and as such we will be winding down the service we offer as we approach moving time. We will try to limit the impact as much as possible and update here and on the RCOG websites when we have more details.
The museum and tours will close from the 1st July whilst we begin packing up the collections in preparation for the physical move which will hopefully take place between August and October. The exact date is still to be determined depending on completion of the building works at the new location.
The archive service will remain fully open until the beginning of August when we will have to partially close. Enquiries will still be welcomed and answered as best as possible but visits to the archive may not be possible.
During the physical move of the archive the service will close fully for a short period. Again, all the dates and details will be posted when known.
In the meantime, please do get in touch with any queries.