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Surgeons' Hall Museums

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

You do not need a booking to visit the museum.

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

Face Masks Still Mandatory in Scotland from the 19th of July 2021

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, visitors will still be required to wear a face mask inside the museum from the 19th of July (unless medically exempt). read more >>

Brand New Body Voyager Galleries Opening In September

Surgeons' Hall Museums are thrilled to announce their new Body Voyager galleries will formally open on the 11th of September!  Currently the galleries at Surgeons’ Hall, one of the oldest museums in … read more >>

We are open this bank holiday weekend!

We will be open as normal this bank holiday weekend.There is no need to book to visit the museum. You can read more about our covid-19 measures here. 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. Hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Tours run every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

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