St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum, Archives and History

St Bartholomew’s Hospital was founded in 1123 and for nearly 900 years has provided care on the same site in Smithfield. The archives and museum collections (run by Barts Health NHS Trust) include documents from the 12th to the 21st centuries, and objects reflecting the changes to patient care, teaching and administration at the hospital.

Visit the museum to learn more about the hospital’s nine centuries of healthcare, or make an appointment to research the records at the archives. The objects on display in the museum are only a small part of the collection – to find out more, search the Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums catalogue online.

Image of North Wing courtesy of Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums

Visit the Museum

Visit the Archive

History of Barts

Henry VIII

William Wallace

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