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Surgeons' Hall Museums

Surgeons' Hall Museums is open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm.


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505, with the Museums collections growing from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publically sought. In the 1800s, the Museum had expanded to include the remarkable collections of Sir Charles Bell and John Barclay. Initially established as a medical teaching resource, all are now welcome to visit  our Surgeons' Hall Museums.

 

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The Art of Modelling in Plaster

The Archive, Library and Museums are delighted to be welcoming Marieke Hendriksen, a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands to the College this Autumn. Marieke will be joining … read more >>

Museums at Night 2016

We are delighted to announce that tickets for our Museums at Night events are now available. This year, we are offering four different events across Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of October. For the f… read more >>

50,000 Visitors to the Museums

Congratulations to Michelle, Bill and Sarah Hickman from Bristol, who put us past 50,000 visitors today. We're delighted to have had so many people visit us since the relaunch in September. In additio… read more >>


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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

The Art of Modelling in Plaster: Transmission of Technique Between Anatomists and Artists at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh around 1800

The Art of Modelling in Plaster: Transmission of Technique Between Anatomists and Artists at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh around 1800. Join Marieke Hendriksen, a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, as she explores how anatomists and artists exchanged know-how about plaster casting and used it in their respective practices.

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