Rare Books and Restoration - CANCELLED

Join The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Library and Archive in celebration of "Rare Books Edinburgh 2020"!

Rare Books and Restoration - CANCELLED

About Rare Books and Restoration - CANCELLED

Join The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Library and Archive in celebration of "Rare Books Edinburgh 2020"

Join us for a private viewing of some of the rarest books and manuscripts in our collections and see how they are maintained and repaired.

The College Library, which has its origins in the seventeenth century, has accumulated a world-renowned collection of significant surgical, medical and historical texts from around the globe, and we hope you will join us for an exclusive look at some of these items.

We will be exhibiting some of the oldest items in our collection, including a Book of Hours from c.1460; a 1493 Nuremburg Chronicle; and of course, surgical and anatomical works from throughout our history.

We will also be joined by Downie Alison Downie Bookbinders who will be leading a demonstration on paper and leather restoration and discussing how they work to help maintain rare book collections.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Rare Books and Restoration - CANCELLED 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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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

2nd May 2020
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

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

3rd May 2020
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.
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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

9th May 2020
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.
Explore The Body with Anatomicum

Explore The Body with Anatomicum

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

10th May 2020
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

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

16th May 2020
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

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

17th May 2020
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.
Death In The Arctic: Harry Goodsir and the Franklin Expedition

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

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

23rd May 2020
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

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

24th May 2020
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

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

30th May 2020
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

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

31st May 2020
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

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

6th June 2020
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

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

7th June 2020
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

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

13th June 2020
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

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

14th June 2020
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

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

20th June 2020
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

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

21st June 2020
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

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

27th June 2020
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

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

28th June 2020
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

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

4th July 2020
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

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

5th July 2020
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

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

11th July 2020
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

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

12th July 2020
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

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

18th July 2020
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

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

19th July 2020
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

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

25th July 2020
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

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

26th July 2020
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

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

1st August 2020
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

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

2nd August 2020
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

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

8th August 2020
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

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

9th August 2020
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

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

15th August 2020
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

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

16th August 2020
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

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

22nd August 2020
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

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

23rd August 2020
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

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

29th August 2020
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

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

30th August 2020
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

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

5th September 2020
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

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

6th September 2020
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

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

12th September 2020
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

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

13th September 2020
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

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

19th September 2020
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

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

20th September 2020
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

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

26th September 2020
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

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

27th September 2020
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

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

3rd October 2020
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

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

4th October 2020
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

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

10th October 2020
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

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

11th October 2020
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

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

17th October 2020
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

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

18th October 2020
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

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

24th October 2020
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

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

25th October 2020
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

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

31st October 2020
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

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

1st November 2020
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.

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