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Surgeons' Hall Museums

Surgeons' Hall Museums is open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm.

The Museums will close on the 23rd December at 3pm for the Christmas break. They reopen on 4th January 2017 at 10am.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505, with the Museums collections growing from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publically sought. In the 1800s, the Museum had expanded to include the remarkable collections of Sir Charles Bell and John Barclay. Initially established as a medical teaching resource, all are now welcome to visit  our Surgeons' Hall Museums.


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Surgical Skills Simulator donated to Museums

Chris Henry, Director of Heritage at Surgeons’ Hall Museums, met with Simon Humphrey-Adam, Commercial Director of EO Surgical and Hannah O’Donnell, Operations Manager today to receive a donation of a … read more >>

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