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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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Close Encounters of the Furry and Scaly Kind

We are pleased to announce some late additions to our Summer Events Programme!We will be hosting 2 drop in sessions for kids- Skeleton Investigators and DNA Detectives. These sessions will be held fro… read more >>

Our Summer Events Programme Has Launched!

Our summer 2019 events programme is here! We are delighted to announce our latest events programme. Coming up over the next few months we have: Hunting Superbugs Future Diagnostics for Antimicrobial R… read more >>

Discounted Parking for Surgeons' Hall Museum Visitors

Surgeons' Hall Museums have teamed up with NCP to offer discounted parking at their Edinburgh Holyrood Road car park. Visitors to the Museums will be able to park at this location for only £7 for up t… read more >>

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forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

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

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History Walking Tour. Every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm! Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* 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. Drawn from the archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you will hear little known accounts of iconic writers, chloroform tea parties, pioneering women, grave robbing and of course Britain’s first serial killers the infamous Burke and Hare.