The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Archives documents and promotes the history, culture and unique identity of the hospital. The role of the Archives is to provide a place for the continuing preservation of the hospital’s heritage, actively collect new items, and connect the community with the history of the RCH through access to the collection.

Our collection

The Royal Children's Hospital’s (RCH) archives and collections form a large and invaluable record of the history of an important Australian paediatric institution. Spanning 150 years, the diverse collection comprises photographs, films, ephemera and equipment, which convey the hospital's beginnings, growth and innovations. Daily experiences of the RCH staff and patients are vividly rendered by these historic materials.