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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.

Upcoming Events at Surgeons Hall Museums

Exploring Anatomy Through Art: Patchworking Eyes

16th June 2024

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums and Artist Consuelo Rosa Servan for this workshop introducing the basics of Patchwork and Textile Art through the exploration of the anatomy of the eye.

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Lunch Time Talk - The Rise of Edinburgh’s Medical Institutions

24th June 2024

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Head of Museum, Learning and Interpretation Thomas Elliott as he discusses the rise of Edinburgh's medical institutions.

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