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Surgeons' Hall Museums
Surgeons' Hall Museums

Surgeons' Hall Museums

Discover over 500 years of surgical history at one of Scotland’s oldest museums.

Surgeons’ Hall Museums are owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and consist of the History of Surgery Museum, the Wohl Pathology Museum and the Dental Collection. The museum has been open to the public since 1832, making it one of Scotland’s oldest museums. The museum is home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the world. Uncover centuries of surgical development with a reconstructed anatomy theatre as a centrepiece. Hear the story of Scotland’s first public dissection and find out the true story about Burke and Hare in our History of Surgery Museum.  Learn the story of Joseph Lister and the breakthrough discovery of antiseptic and James Young Simpson and the discovery of chloroform as an anaesthetic. Find out more about the real life inspiration for Sherlock Holmes and his connection to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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Surgeons' Hall Museums
Edinburgh
EH8 9DW
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10am-5pm

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Café/Restaurant onsite
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Toilets Available
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Gift Shop
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Disabled Toilets
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Baby Changing Facilities
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Wifi Available

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