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

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+

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