Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons' Hall Museums is home to one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the World, open to the public since 1832.

Surgeons Hall Museums

About Surgeons Hall Museums

Surgeons Hall Museums Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DW
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The award winning Museums are open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm and are home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the United Kingdom.

Surgeons’ Hall Museums reopened in 2015 after a major £4.4 million Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment project. As one of the oldest Museums in Scotland, the collections grew from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publically sought, with the Playfair Building opening in 1832 to house the Barclay and Bell collections. Whilst the Museums were initially established as a medical teaching resource, all are now welcome to visit.

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Upcoming Events at Surgeons Hall Museums

A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

25th January 2021 - 1st February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part one Arsenic!
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Surgeons Hall Museums Online Quiz

Surgeons Hall Museums Online Quiz

4th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums for this live online surgery and medical history quiz! There will even be a prize for the winning team!
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Young Surgeons’ Rescue Quest - Online Kids Workshop

Young Surgeons’ Rescue Quest - Online Kids Workshop

9th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums learning officer Carl Ronan for this fun interactive workshop with live experiments, puzzles and a special quest!
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A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium

A Poisonous Method Part 2: Opium

22nd February 2021 - 1st March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join the Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part two Opium!
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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

Selected dates between 6th March 2021 - 28th March 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

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!
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Down to the Bone: Exploring the Human Skeleton - 2 week course

Down to the Bone: Exploring the Human Skeleton - 2 week course

16th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving for this course of two workshops exploring the human skeleton.
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A Poisonous Method Part 3: Acid

A Poisonous Method Part 3: Acid

29th March 2021 - 5th April 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for the last of three talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part three Acid!
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