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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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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 >>

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 >>

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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.