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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Built c. 1820
232-242 St Vincent Street
G2 5RJ

242 St Vincent Street was built by merchant Robert Blair in 1820 as a private residence, standing alone on the hill of St Vincent Street overlooking the River Clyde in the distance.
When the College moved here in 1862 it adapted existing rooms for its meetings, lectures and demonstrations. In 1893 most of 242 St Vincent Street was extensively remodelled by JJ Burnet, a leading Glasgow architect. Since then the College expanded into the other buildings on the terrace,
gradually adapting them to modern meeting and teaching spaces (for example the Maurice Bloch Lecture Theatre).

Tel: 01412216072

Other Information



Physical Access to Building: Fully Accessible (access to all areas without trouble, including for someone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter)
Further details: The wheelchair accessible entrance is at 234 St Vincent Street. The other entrance where we will be accepting visitors is the 242 main entrance, which has 4 steps leading up to it. The College Hall is accessible via the elevator and two flights of stairs, (13 steps and then 10 steps). The Princess Alexandra Room is also accessible via the elevator and two flights of stairs, (13 steps and 13 steps). There is an elevator that can be used to access all levels, but is restricted to one person due to Covid restrictions. All visitors are required to wear a mask on entering the building, as well as having their temperature checked at the door. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the building.
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet


Organisation Information:

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow was founded in 1599. Our
founding members set out to regulate and improve the standards of healthcare in Glasgow
and the West of Scotland.

Today, we remain committed to inspiring, nurturing and supporting our diverse and
inclusive community of over 15,000 members in their quest to deliver the highest possible
standards of care for their patients. Our strong and valued membership community is
enabled by our extensive clinical and non-clinical programme of education, training,
professional development and assessment.

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Tours Sunday @ 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm

Tour duration: 1 hour