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Surgeons' Hall Museums

We are open from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Booking is not required to visit.

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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We are now closed until the 4th of January

We are currently closed and will reopen on Wednesday the 4th of January at 10am. read more >>

The first events for 2023 have been announced!

We are delighted to announce our winter events programme!We'll kicking off 2023 with a jam packed programme which will include a new lunchtime talk series, heart dissections and talks. We will also be… read more >>

Festive Opening Hours

We will be closed from 3pm on Friday the 23rd of December and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday the 4th of January 2023. 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. 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.

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