We will reopen on Tuesday 25 January. To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, you’ll need to book a ticket to enter our venue, and to follow our safety measures inside the venue, including wearing a face covering unless you’re exempt. Find out all you need to know and book a ticket.
A free museum and library exploring health and human experience
What’s in our collections
Our collections are an incredible resource for all kinds of research, whether you are an artist or writer looking for inspiration, an academic researcher, or just curious about something in our exhibitions.
What is happiness? In this five-part podcast, broadcaster and journalist Bidisha and guest presenter Moya Lothian-Mclean invite their guest speakers to explore the meaning of positive emotions.
- In pictures
Herbal medicines and the early modern menopause
Held responsible for their own “rebellious distempers” – or menopausal symptoms – women had no choice but to keep quiet and resort to unpalatable concoctions in the hope of relief, as Julia Nurse explains.
Part of Inside Our Collections
- In pictures
Following the maker’s path into the lost art of medieval embroidery
Textile maker Jacqui Carey unravels the mysteries of medieval embroidery by recreating the materials and techniques for herself, with the help of clues left by the original makers.
Part of Modern Encounters With a Medieval Almanac