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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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Museum celebrates £7,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant as part of #HHA2017

The Museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stories, Stones and Bones grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, Soutra: Surgery and Superstition, in Edinburgh and led by Surgeons… read more >>

Edinburgh in 101 Objects

From today we are taking part in an Edinburgh wide marketing campaign, Edinburgh in 101 Objects – sponsored by Visit Scotland and Virgin Money. Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is a new visitor experience that… read more >>

My Beating Heart

We are delighted to launch our latest temporary exhibition ‘Heart, Coeur, Corazon”. Throughout history, and across every culture, the heart has been portrayed in a huge variety of ways. This exhibitio… read more >>

Hand Head Legs Torso

forthcoming talks, workshops and performances

Marvellous Molars & Other Teeth - Kids Workshop

Marvellous Molars & Other Teeth - Kids Workshop. Think you know the dentist? Think again! Come and join the learning team at Surgeons' Hall Museums this summer and find out what a trip to the dentist used to be like. Get the chance to go hands on with some of our dental collection, have a go at making your own toothpaste AND make a plaster cast of your teeth to to take home.