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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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Tickets available for September events

Tickets are now available for two exciting events in September. We're delighted to be hosting Coming of Age - The Legacy of Dolly at 20 with The Roslin Institute on the 1st September. You will be able… read more >>

Award Success for Surgeons' Hall Museums

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Lister Project at has been recognised as the best permanent exhibition in the UK at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016. The L… read more >>

Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly Bodies and Minds in the Medical Museum

Surgeons' Hall Museums are delighted to be hosting the only Scottish date of Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly Minds in the Medical Museum on the 15th June 2016. Since humans first appeared on … read more >>

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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

Coming of Age: The Legacy of Dolly at 20

Coming of Age: The Legacy of Dolly at 20. Spend an evening at Surgeons' Hall with Professor Sir Ian Wilmut (University of Edinburgh), Professor Angelika Schnieke (Technical University Munich) and Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University) as they discuss the impact that the birth of Dolly the Sheep had on science.