Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons' Hall Museums is home to one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the World, open to the public since 1832.

Surgeons Hall Museums

About Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons Hall Museums Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DW
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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.

Surgeons’ Hall Museums reopened in 2015 after a major £4.4 million Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment project. As one of the oldest Museums in Scotland, the collections grew from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publically sought, with the Playfair Building opening in 1832 to house the Barclay and Bell collections. Whilst the Museums were initially established as a medical teaching resource, all are now welcome to visit.

Upcoming Events at Surgeons Hall Museums

Field Notes

Field Notes

17th January 2019
#SpeakToTheSpecialist - Join the artists behind Surgeons’ Hall Museums new temporary exhibition ‘Field Notes' for an informal discussion on the inspiration behind their work.
The Poor and the Dead: The Legacy of Burke and Hare

The Poor and the Dead: The Legacy of Burke and Hare

28th January 2019
The second talk in the #SpeakToTheSpecialist series is given by the museums Human Remains conservator Cat Irving on The Legacy of Burke and Hare and how their crimes led to the Anatomy Act of 1832.
One Night with Venus, A Lifetime with Mercury

One Night with Venus, A Lifetime with Mercury

14th February 2019
The third talk in the #SpeakToTheSpecialist series is given by the museums Human Remains conservator Cat Irving on The Great Pox and how treatments would often be worse than the disease itself.
Impressions of Life in a WW1 camp - Printmaking Workshop

Impressions of Life in a WW1 camp - Printmaking Workshop

23rd February 2019
Join artist Susie Wilson for an afternoon of printmaking inspired by our new temporary exhibition "Field Notes: Reflections on Camp Life at the Scottish Women’s Hospitals’".

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