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Upcoming Events

February 2020

Edinburgh's Medical Detectives- The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Date(s): 20 February 2020

Time: Edinburgh's Medical Detectives- The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Cost: £3

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THIS TALK IS SOLD OUT!'I had no idea that such individuals did exist out of stories'. Dr A Watson "A Study in Scarlet" Our Curator returns to further investigate Edinburgh's 19th century 'medical detectives' and their influence on Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character, Sherlock Holmes. Delve into many of the real crimes which took place in Edi…


Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

Date(s): 12 February 2020

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Cost: £6.50- £9.50

Age Restrictions: Strictly 7+

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Cool Creatures are back by popular demand this February!In celebration of our exhibititon 'A Design For Life' come and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself in the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom. What makes a mammal a mammal? Does a snake have a backbone? Do insects have skeletons? Come along and find out for your…


Museum Detectives- drop in sessions

Date(s): 11 February 2020

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: Included in museum admission

Age Restrictions: 9+

Join our learning team and become a real-life Sherlock Holmes with our Museum Detectives drop-in session. Get hands on and try out different techniques used by forensic investigators when they analyse the evidence left at a crime scene. Please note: this event is not ticketed and the session will be included in the standard price of museum admissio…



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