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Winner of Detective Challenge Announced!

22 August 2017

Over the summer our fantastic learning team put together an amazing trail for kids to try their hand at in the Museums. Detective Challenge saw our plucky detectives solve the clues in the Museums, identifying the correct answers to 8 questions. We had well over 100 entries and we are delighted to announce that Toby Harrison is the winner!Thanks to…

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Museum celebrates £7,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant as part of #HHA2017

5 May 2017

The Museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stories, Stones and Bones grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, Soutra: Surgery and Superstition, in Edinburgh and led by Surgeons’ Hall Museums in collaboration with Dig It! 2017,  Mercat Tours and Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, has been given £7,000 to lead a series of …

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Edinburgh in 101 Objects

4 May 2017

From today we are taking part in an Edinburgh wide marketing campaign, Edinburgh in 101 Objects – sponsored by Visit Scotland and Virgin Money. Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is a new visitor experience that will bring the city’s past to life through some of its most treasured objects and curiosities. The campaign has been made possible by more than 50 E…

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My Beating Heart

31 March 2017

We are delighted to launch our latest temporary exhibition ‘Heart, Coeur, Corazon”. Throughout history, and across every culture, the heart has been portrayed in a huge variety of ways. This exhibition explores the rich cultural significance and the anatomy of the heart. By using our collection, we can highlight what happens when something goes wro…

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A Five Star Operation

7 February 2017

We are delighted to announce that Surgeons' Hall Museums, has been upgraded to a five star visitor attraction by the national tourism body, Visit Scotland. The Museums, which originally opened in 1832, have been increased from a four to a five star visitor attraction, the highest accolade in VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme. The museum was…

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