Restoring Historic Barts

A new model for heritage and health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital 

Barts Heritage is leading the rescue and rejuvenation of the historic buildings of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. These buildings are of national importance and include the Grade I-listed North Wing, with its spectacular Great Hall and staircase decorated by William Hogarth.

Sharing Historic Barts will transform the use of the historic spaces at the Hospital, conserving remarkable architecture and art collections and opening up the North Wing for year-round public use. We are pioneering a new model of heritage-based support for wellbeing, in a programme that also includes skills development, and educational and cultural activities.

Images: Matthew Andrews
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Discover our historic buildings and interiors, and find out how you can support an exciting future for heritage and health at Barts.

The Good Samaritan © Sam Whittaker, Opus Conservation

Good Samaritans wanted

Hogarth’s paintings are his lasting legacy at Barts. What could yours be?

Image: Sam Whittaker
Taking Oars

Barts 900 – Lars Tharp

Harlots, Rakes, and Crashing China – Monday 23 May 2022 – Our hybrid event featured historian and broadcaster Lars Tharp in conversation with Robert Treharne Jones.

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BARTS stories

Space for reflection: 
Many lives of the Great Hall 

From banqueting to wellbeing.

The Square

Respite and connection at the heart of the hospital.

Image: Matthew Andrews

Nursing stories: 
Stories in a nurse’s uniform

Progression through training and evolution in uniforms.