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

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their 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

2nd May 2020
3rd May 2020
9th May 2020
plus 51 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 every Saturday and Sunday!

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.

Meeting Point: Please arrive in good time for you tour. Your guide will meet you at the entrance to Surgeons Hall Museums (in front of the hand sculpture)

Age 10+

Additional Dates: 03 May 2020, 09 May 2020, 10 May 2020, 16 May 2020, 17 May 2020, 23 May 2020, 24 May 2020, 30 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 06 June 2020, 07 June 2020, 13 June 2020, 14 June 2020, 20 June 2020, 21 June 2020, 27 June 2020, 28 June 2020, 04 July 2020, 05 July 2020, 11 July 2020, 12 July 2020, 18 July 2020, 19 July 2020, 25 July 2020, 26 July 2020, 01 August 2020, 02 August 2020, 08 August 2020, 09 August 2020, 15 August 2020, 16 August 2020, 22 August 2020, 23 August 2020, 29 August 2020, 30 August 2020, 05 September 2020, 06 September 2020, 12 September 2020, 13 September 2020, 19 September 2020, 20 September 2020, 26 September 2020, 27 September 2020, 03 October 2020, 04 October 2020, 10 October 2020, 11 October 2020, 17 October 2020, 18 October 2020, 24 October 2020, 25 October 2020, 31 October 2020, 01 November 2020

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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