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

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!

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

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

1st May 2021
2nd May 2021
8th May 2021
plus 15 more date(s), see below for more info
2pm
Various Locations Edinburgh
£9.50 - £13.50
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Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* 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.

Tours will last approximately 70mins and include free museum access from 10am-5pm on the day of your tour.

Due to social distancing guidelines, group sizes are reduced and spaces on each tour are limited.

"Blood and Guts walking tour was amazing! We loved the tour guide, all the history and stories we heard. It was also awesome to walk around the museum afterwards.” *****

Please note that this is a walking tour, which will be partially outdoors. Please dress accordingly. Not all the sites we visit are dog friendly and therefor we admit assistance dogs only. Full COVID-19 information on the website.

Age Guidance: Age 10+

Additional Dates: 02 May 2021, 08 May 2021, 09 May 2021, 15 May 2021, 16 May 2021, 22 May 2021, 23 May 2021, 29 May 2021, 30 May 2021, 05 June 2021, 06 June 2021, 12 June 2021, 13 June 2021, 19 June 2021, 20 June 2021, 26 June 2021, 27 June 2021

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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