The College has an antiquarian library and museum, many of the items being displayed in the Oxford Room.
The museum consists of a wide collection of ophthalmic and surgical instruments dating from the 18th century.
The antiquarian books, numbering over 600, go even further back to the early part of the 17th century.
The collections are not open to the public but can be viewed by appointment. The Honorary Curator welcomes enquiries on any aspect of the history of ophthalmology.
The collections have largely been built up over the years through donations. Offers of equipment and books are welcome but with limited space only items that fill an important gap in the collections can be accepted.