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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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A Five Star Operation

We are delighted to announce that Surgeons' Hall Museums, has been upgraded to a five star visitor attraction by the national tourism body, Visit Scotland. The Museums, which originally opened in 1832… read more >>

Museum Events for 2017

Surgeons' Hall Museums are delighted to announce their latest calendar of museum events for 2017. In the first half of the year we are hosting expert talks from Dr Andrew Murray, Professor Steve Sturd… read more >>

Museum Christmas Closure

Surgeons' Hall Museums will close for the Christmas break at 3pm on Friday 23rd December.The Museums will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 4th January 2017. read more >>

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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

Making Sense in the Pathology Museum - Surgeons' Hall Museums in the 19th Century

Making Sense in the Pathology Museum - Surgeons' Hall Museums in the 19th Century. At the heart of the Surgeon’s Hall Museums is a huge collection of pathological specimens. These were mostly acquired over the course of the nineteenth century. But what for? And why then? Join us and Professor Steve Sturdy for the latest in our #TwoPoundTalk series