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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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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 >>

New Temporary Exhibition Open

Our new temporary exhibition 'A Design for Life' opens tomorrow!Comparative anatomy is the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of different species of animals, including humans.From … 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. Saturdays and Sundays from the 20th of April- 20th October 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.