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Surgeons' Hall Museums

We are open from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week!

Bookings are not required to visit the museum. Due to the ever changing situation surrounding COVID-19 this is subject to change. We strongly recommend checking the website as close to your visit as possible for the most up to date information. 
You can find out more about visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

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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latest news

Christmas Closure

We will be closing at 3pm on Friday the 24th of December and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday the 5th of January 2022. read more >>

Painting celebrating the NHS goes on display at Surgeons' Hall Museums

A painting created during lockdown which celebrates the NHS has gone on display at Surgeons’ Hall Museums in Edinburgh. “Trauma” was created by Dundee based artist and trainee trauma and orthopaedic s… read more >>

Restart a Heart Drop In Sessions Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel our re-start a heart drop in CPR sessions which were due to take place this Saturday. We're sorry for any disappointment this may cause. The mu… read more >>


object of the month

da Vinci Surgeon Console and Simulator
da Vinci Surgeon Console and Simulator Find out more >>
Hand Head Legs Torso

forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

A Model Education: Curator Talk

A Model Education: Curator Talk. In person events are back! Join our Curator as she delves deeper into the history of anatomical models, some of which are on display in our temporary exhibition ‘A Model Education’, which will be available to view after the talk.

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