About us

Barts Heritage is the new charity formed by Barts Health NHS Trust to renovate and develop the Grade I listed Great Hall, King Henry VIII Gate and other heritage assets to their former glory. These buildings, along with the Hogarth Stair and its massive paintings, and the portrait and archive collections, are at the heart of the hospital, representing 900 years of medical and architectural history.

Our aim is to build on the strength of these hospital buildings’ unique historical attributes, by promoting the location as a wonderful place for performance, conferences and celebrations. We want to increase accessibility so that the treasures can be enjoyed by a wider number of people, so helping to fund renovations and sustain the future of the buildings as we approach the 900th anniversary of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 2023.

We have been delighted with the support of all our neighbours and friends since we started our new organisation at the end of 2017. We hope this website will help share with you our progress and aspirations.

Chief Executive:
Will Palin

Trustees:
Michael Smith (Chairman)
Sir Marcus Setchell
Mark Pemberton
Brendan Finucane
Professor Charles Knight
Dr Robert Treharne Jones
Elizabeth Smith
Douglas Harmer
Amicia de Moubray
Clare Maurice

Our Patrons:
Joanna David
Edward Fox OBE
Luke Rittner
Lady Vera Wright

We can be found at:
The Great Hall
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 
West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

Registered Charity No. 1167316

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