About SurgiCat

Designated Outstanding Collection



Welcome to SurgiCat

SurgiCat is the online catalogue of the museum and archive collections at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It includes information and images to help you explore our treasures.

Archive collections

  • Find resources that tell the story of the inner workings of the College and its history, from minutes, correspondence and records of research and activities.
  • Explore the deposited collections, donated or bequeathed to the College, from personal papers, case notes and correspondence to recipe books, diaries and photographs.

Museum collections

  • With over 50,000 object records, SurgiCat is your way in to the rich museum collections of human and comparative anatomy, pathology and zoology specimens
  • Discover the historical surgical and medical instruments collection and a surprising range of paintings, sculptures, silver and ceramics.

Project Sponsors

The development of the RCS Museum and Archive Databases has been generously supported by grants from the organisations below:

Designated as an Outstanding Collection, Supported by the MLA Designation Challenge Fund Wellcome Trust The Pilgrim Trust