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Award Success for Surgeons' Hall Museums

20 May 2016

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Lister Project at has been recognised as the best permanent exhibition in the UK at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016. The Lister Project involved a complete refurbishment of the museum with many more objects on display, fresh interpretation and modern AV and interactive el…

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Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly Bodies and Minds in the Medical Museum

22 March 2016

Surgeons' Hall Museums are delighted to be hosting the only Scottish date of Exceptional & Extraordinary - Unruly Minds in the Medical Museum on the 15th June 2016. Since humans first appeared on earth no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, certain bodies and minds came to be highly valued whilst others became viewed as pr…

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New Events for 2016

22 March 2016

We are excited to be announcing our new events for 2016.  We are delighted to be hosting partnership talks with The Scottish Parliament, firstly with Christine Short on Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women's Hospital, and then with Professor Ken Donaldson on Battlefield Pathology in the First World War.  We're teaming up with Edinburgh Napier Univ…

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Digital modelling of human skull from Culloden

16 March 2016

As the 270th anniversary of the fateful Battle of Culloden approaches, archaeologists from conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland have joined with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to apply the latest technology to one of its unfortunate victims. The top section of a skull of what is thought to be someone who met their demise…

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Nicolson Street Incident 26th January 2015

26 January 2016

There has been an incident of falling masonry on Nicolson Street this morning, and as such the Nicolson Street entrance to the Museums is closed. Those wishing to visit the Museums can do so by going along Drummond Street, turning right to Roxburgh Place and then turning right on Hill Place and into Hill Square.If you need to contact the Museums pl…

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