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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History

Date(s): 15 June 2018 - 16 June 2018

Time: Friday 15th: 7pm-9pm Saturday 16th: 2pm-3.10pm

Cost: £9-£12

Age Restrictions: 10+

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Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town.

We will take you through the highs and lows of Edinburgh’s world renowned medical history. Discover the intrigues, rivalries and dedication to the cause as our guide leads you through the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement.

Drawn from the archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you will hear little known accounts of iconic writers, chloroform tea parties, pioneering women, grave robbing and of course Britain’s first serial killers the infamous Burke and Hare.

Hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Friday evening tours will last appoximately 70mins and include exclusive private evening access to Surgeons Hall Museums following the tour until 9pm.

Saturday afternoon tours will last approximatley 70mins and include free museum access from 10am-5pm on the day of your tour

Please note that this is a walking tour, which will be partially outdoors. Please dress accordingly. 

Tickets must be pre-booked.

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