Hodgkin Building, Guy' Campus, King's College London, SE1 1UL
Partial disabled access
Constructed in 1902 as the Will's Library, part of Guy's Hospital Medical School and in its original building. This is of red brick with additional stonework. It is currently partially covered in creeper.
Access to Museum of Life Sciences only (max visitors 25)
The Museum was created in 2009 in part of the Will's Library of the Guy's Hospital Medical School. It was partitioned off in 2007 but retains the original oak book cases with carved ends and carved oak pillars supporting the roof.
The specimens in the Museum date from 1806 to the present and come from around the world. They were collected for research and teaching and are still used for those purposes.
The Museum consists of a number of collections: Botanical, Pharmaceutical, Zoological. Specimens include whole organisms, dried specimens, fluid preserved material, skeletal material, taxidermy, microscope slides, herbarium specimens and artefacts.
They include rare and/or important specimens such as a skeleton of Thylacinus, the extinct marsupial wolf, and of Sphenodon, a 'relict' species found only on a few islands off New Zealand.