Surgeons' Hall Museums

City of Edinburgh | Old Town | Museum | ★★★

[Surgeons' Hall Museums]

The Surgeons' Hall Museums on the south side of Edinburgh's Old Town has roots stretching back to 1505. The collection of bone and tissue specimens began life as a teaching resource for local medical students, finally opening to the public in 1832. Even a decade ago this was a fairly niche tourist site, and even now, grisly bodily curiosities aren't to every taste; a major redevelopment in 2014 nevertheless helped transform the museum into a relatively popular attraction, encompassing what is now one of the UK's biggest pathology collections.

Location & info

📌 Surgeons' Hall Museums ★★★
Nicolson Street, 15-min walk south of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 261733 ///scans.double.mugs
Open daily | £8 adult / £4.50 child


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