Aspects of Age: Exhibition

On display now at the RCN Library and Heritage Centre

12 Apr 2019 01:00 - 30 Sep 01:00

RCN Library and Heritage Centre, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


On display now at the RCN Library and Heritage Centre.

As life expectancy has increased, so too have our opportunities to do more for longer: today many people travel, engage in sport, find new relationships, volunteer for charities and more well into their 80s and beyond. This exhibition and event series explores the shift from institutional to home care over two centuries of older people’s nursing, from the workhouse and asylums of the Victorian era to the hospital and care home and beyond. Technology and public health initiatives have improved the support available to older people, and changed our lives significantly. As our population ages, we ask how nursing as a profession can continue to improve the lives of those over 75?

Visitor information

All our exhibitions are free to visit. 

Opening hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm, and Saturdays 9am - 5pm.

Not in London? You can take a look at the exhibition online.

See our list of events for this season.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift down to the lower ground floor exhibition space. We offer large print guides of exhibition content and transcription of sounds clips. Assistance dogs are welcome.

If you have any other needs, please email us at and we will assist you wherever possible.


RCN Library and Heritage Centre
20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 10/09/2019