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Supporting the Museum

The Museum currently has no recurrent budget for ongoing expenses and only one part-time member of staff. Resources and help are needed to develop the educational use of the Museum and to expand the collection.

Funds are needed especially for:

  • Curation costs: materials and expertise for restoration and preservation
  • Cataloguing and digitizing: photographic equipment and software
  • Outreach: acquisition and development of materials suitable for work with local schools and colleges
  • Promotion: production of literature, internet-based information and other materials
  • Teaching and training: purchase of equipment, materials and development of teaching aids

A small band of volunteers, including present and former students as well as former staff, currently provides invaluable help. Each volunteer comes as their commitments allow. We try to match them with their interests and experience and to give them the opportunity to acquire new skills.

Contact the Museum

The Museum is open to members of the college and their invited guests during the opening hours of the Gordon Museum. We regret that the Museum is not currently accesible to the public, but we do plan to open to the public in future when funding allows. Visits by academically-related non-members of the College can be arranged with the Curator. The Museum is situated in the Hodgkin Building, on the Guy’s Site of King’s College. It is close to London Bridge underground and mainline stations and is well served by buses. Access is via the Gordon Museum, Hodgkin Building unless by prior agreement when non-step access direct from the Memorial Garden in the centre of the site can be arranged.

Museum of Life Sciences, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus, London SE1 1UL