Using the archives
We have the most important collection of nursing history in the UK.
The majority of records relate to the work and history of the Royal College of Nursing. We also try to reflect the rich and diverse voice of nursing through our personal collections and oral histories.
The Archive catalogue is the best way to search our records and what they contain in more detail.Digital Archive.
If you have any nursing related diaries, workbooks, photographs, badges etc which you would like us to have and look after for future generations, then please get in touch with us.
To donate to please use this form.
You can now gain access to a selection of high resolution images from our extensive collection.
Any member of the public can license images from our Archive's collection by going through our partner Mary Evans Picture Library and browsing the images on nursing. Scroll down to 'The Royal College of Nursing' to view the full collection.
If there is a particular image you would like that does not appear yet, we can organise to supply this to them.