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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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We are open this bank holiday weekend!

We are open as usual this bank holiday weekend.You can visit us from 10am-5pm every day. Last admission is 4.30pm.However, we do recommend leaving a couple of hours to explore the galleries. read more >>

From Lego Robotic to Living Autopsies.... Our Spring Events Are Here!

We are delighted to announce our Spring 2022 events programme.  The programme is incredibly diverse and there is something for everyone.Every Saturday and Sumday at 2pm- Blood and Guts: The Twists and… read more >>

We are hiring a Project Assistant (Collections)

Thanks to funding from Museums Galleries Scotland, we are hiring a Project Assistant for a yearlong project to catalogue, digitise and store our art collections. You can find out more about the role h… read more >>


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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

200 years of surgical instrument making: the Edinburgh firm Archibald Young

200 years of surgical instrument making: the Edinburgh firm Archibald Young. Join Ruth Pollitt for this presentation which reveals the story of Edinburgh firm Archibald Young (& Son) (Ltd) beginning in the late 18th century and traces their development through the 19th and 20th centuries. Using examples of instruments from Surgeons Hall Museums and historical documents held in UK archives this talk will present a fascinating glimpse into one of Edinburgh’s longest surviving surgical instrument makers.

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