Surgeons' Hall Museums

Surgeons' Hall Museums
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
  • Box office 0131 527 1711
  • Opening times Daily: 10am–5pm.
  • Admission £7 (£4).
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Over the road from the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Surgeons' Hall Museums house one of the largest collections of surgical material in the UK. As well as permanent exhibitions concerning the history of surgery, dentistry and pathological anatomy, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions on the history of medicine.

The award-winning Surgeons' Hall Museums are open to the public seven days a week, 10am–5pm and are home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the United Kingdom.

The 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 publicly 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.

Please check our website for up to date opening times and admissions, as they may be subject to change.

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Events at this venue

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Germs are Not for Sharing: Kids Workshop

Learn about the fascinating microscopic world of germs. Ages 8+.

Thu 26 Jul

£4 per child (must be accompanied) / 0131 527 1711

You Won't Believe Your Eyes: Eye Dissection Workshop for Kids

Learn how eyes work by dissecting a pig's eye. Ages 10+.

Thu 2 Aug

£7 per child (must be accompanied) / 0131 527 1711

  • 13:00

Thu 9 Aug

£7 per child (must be accompanied) / 0131 527 1711

  • 13:00

Zhang Yanzi: A Quest for Healing

Exhibition featuring the works of Chinese artist Zhang Yanzi, based on the themes of medicine, wellness and healing from both a Chinese and universal point of view. The exhibition is included in the price of museum entry.

Mon 23 Jul

£7 (£4; Children £4) / 0131 527 1711

  • 10:00

Tue 24 Jul

£7 (£4; Children £4) / 0131 527 1711

  • 10:00

Wed 25 Jul

£7 (£4; Children £4) / 0131 527 1711

  • 10:00
…and 102 more dates until 4 Nov

The Lister Project: An HLF Funded Holistic Heritage Project

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