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Surgeons' Hall Museums

We are open from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week. Booking is not required to visit. If you are looking to bring a large group, please get in touch. 

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.

Surgeons’ Hall Museums reopened in 2015 after a major £4.4 million Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment project. As one of the oldest Museums in Scotland, the collections grew from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publicly sought, with the Playfair Building opening in 1832 to house the Barclay and Bell collections. Whilst the Museums were initially established as a medical teaching resource, all are now welcome to visit.

The Collection

The Collection
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We are open!

The museum will be open from 10am on the 3rd of January. Tickets are £9.50 for adults, £6 for concessions (students with ID, 60+ and NHS Staff with ID) and £5 for children. The museum is open from 10a… read more >>

2024 Winter Events

As we look ahead to 2024, we are thrilled to introduce our winter event series. Our lineup includes a heart dissection workshop for adults; a series of lunchtime talks; and a special event from RCSEd … read more >>

Online Shop Final Christmas Shipping Dates

Our Museum will remain closed during Christmas time from the 22nd of December to the 3rd of January.Any orders placed via our online shop durimg that time will be fulfilled after our return on the 3rd… read more >>