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Surgeons' Hall Museums

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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New Temporary Exhibition Coming Soon

‘Field Notes: Reflections on Camp Life at the Scottish Women’s Hospitals’'Sketch of nurses outside temporary hut' by Susie Wilson Surgeons’ Hall Museums new temporary exhibition ‘Field Notes: Reflecti… read more >>

Surgeons' Hall Museum to Play Host to Restart a Heart Day Event

The 16th of October is World Restart a Heart Day. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness that everyone can learn CPR. We have teamed up with the University of Edinburgh's Dental Institute to h… read more >>

More 'Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History' Walking Tours added

Due the success of the previous run of our 'Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History' walking tours, we have decided to run the tours throughout September!During the 70 minu… read more >>

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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear In Conversation

Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear In Conversation. Playwright Nick Dear discusses his 2011 Frankenstein adaptation for the National Theatre. This widely seen production starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller in alternating roles as Victor and the Creature and was directed by Danny Boyle. Join us for conversation and questions chaired by playwright and scholar Dr Donna Soto-Morettini (Edinburgh Napier University) as the final event for The Age of Frankenstein project. Keep up with all the latest news from the project by following @200Frankenstein Following the talk there will be museums access until 9pm.