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

Simpson’s Poetry Competition

Simpson’s Poetry Competition

1st April 2021 - 30th April 2021

This month Surgeons’ Hall Museums new education mascot Simpson the Bear is looking for witty poems and revolting rhymes. For ages 12 and under.
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Simpson’s Tri-Surgeons Cup Science Quest

Simpson’s Tri-Surgeons Cup Science Quest

13th April 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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Doctors, Patients and The Physical Examination

Doctors, Patients and The Physical Examination

26th April 2021 - 1st July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Surgeons Hall Museums are delighted to offer this specialist short with Curator Jim Edmonson.
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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 1st May 2021 - 27th June 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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Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

3rd May 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Surgeons Hall Museums popular Potted Pathology collection in now available to enjoy at your leisure as a complete series!
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These Bite! What Our Teeth Are and What We Have Done To Them

These Bite! What Our Teeth Are and What We Have Done To Them

25th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving for this course of two workshops exploring human teeth.
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Be it Ever So Toxic- There’s No Place Like Home

Be it Ever So Toxic- There’s No Place Like Home

7th June 2021 - 1st July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums Research Fellow Professor Donaldson as he explores the history of the use of deadly toxins in domestic life!
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