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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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2018 Summer Events Programme

Surgeons' Hall Museums new event programme is now live. The summer events programme is made up of an art workshop, two kids workshops and a brand new walking tour of the city.Pain and Healing: Chinese… read more >>

New temporary exhibition for 2018

A Quest for Healing   Surgeons’ Hall Museums is delighted to welcome the contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Yanzi, who will be exhibiting from April 27 to November 4. Zhang Yanzi uses diverse materials… read more >>

Christmas Opening Hours

Surgeons' Hall Museums will be open from the 1st December until the 21st December from 10am-5pm. The Museums will be closed from 3pm on 22nd December as part of the wider Royal College of Surgeons of … read more >>

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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

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

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History. Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their new 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.