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

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 August 2020 - 1st November 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

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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The Bloody History of Surgery: Online Workshop for Adults

The Bloody History of Surgery: Online Workshop for Adults

31st October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Looking to do something fun this Halloween weekend? Join Surgeons Hall Museum for some hands on learning in this online Zoom workshop!
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Potted Pathology: The Brain and Neurological Disease

Potted Pathology: The Brain and Neurological Disease

2nd November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums for Potted Pathology Part 2: The Brain and Neurological Disease on Monday 2nd November!
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Forensic Art: An introduction to Forensic Art and Facial Reconstruction

Forensic Art: An introduction to Forensic Art and Facial Reconstruction

14th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join forensic artist Karen Flemming for this online Zoom introduction to the fascinating world of forensic art.
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Internal Reflections: Representing Anatomy in Art

Internal Reflections: Representing Anatomy in Art

18th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving for this introduction to the fascinating history of anatomical art!
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Death in The Arctic: Harry Goodsir and The Franklin Expedition

Death in The Arctic: Harry Goodsir and The Franklin Expedition

23rd November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

From Surgeons’ Hall Museum to death in the Arctic; Prof Ken Donaldson explores the history of Harry Goodsir and the Franklin Expedition as part of the On Demand online lecture series.
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Potted Pathology Part 3: Allergy and Pathologies of the Immune System

Potted Pathology Part 3: Allergy and Pathologies of the Immune System

7th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Professor Ken Donaldson, Senior Research Fellow in the Surgeons Hall Museums, for Potted Pathology Part 3: Allergy and Pathologies of the Immune System!
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