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

Join us at Surgeons Hall Museums on our inaugural BSL walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town on 6th August!

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

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

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 discover 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.

Encounter tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection, and curious methods of treatment.

Tours will last approximately 75mins and include free museum access from 10am-5pm on the day of your tour.

Age & suitability Guidance: Age 10+ and for those with hearing impairments

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