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Surgeons' Hall Museums

The museum is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm!

Bookings are not required to visit the museum. Due to the ever changing situation surrounding COVID-19 this is subject to change. We strongly recommend checking the website as close to your visit as possible for the most up to date information. 
You can find out more about visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

The award winning Museums are open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm and are home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the United Kingdom.

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2022 Summer Events!

Our 2022 summer events programme is here! We're back with our latest events programme. Over the next few months we will be hosting a bone handling workshop, kids drop in sessions and moving music and… read more >>

Phases of Matter Film Screening Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have unfortunately had to cancel the film screening of "Phases of Matter" due to take place this Friday. All ticket holders have been contacted. read more >>

RCSEd Launches Charity Exhibition to Celebrate Work of Late Artist Sandie Youngson

The work of a talented artist and nurse who sadly died following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is being celebrated as part of a charity art exhibition which launches today to help raise fu… read more >>


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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History walking tour

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History walking tour. Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town. We will take you through the highs and lows of Edinburgh’s world renowned medical history. Discover the intrigues, rivalries and dedication to the cause as our guide leads you through the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement. Drawn from the archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you will hear little known accounts of iconic writers, chloroform tea parties, pioneering women, grave robbing and of course Britain’s first serial killers the infamous Burke and Hare.

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