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Surgeons' Hall Museums

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fascinating place to visit!

Absolutely loved my visit here. Having never been before, it really is a great experience. Probably... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EMilYAleXanDer16
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Weasenham All Saints, United Kingdom
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Brilliant

Absolute brilliant place to visit. Not for the faint of heart. Very interesting to see how medicine... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
al97936
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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Surgeons' Hall Museums is an award winning Museum that is 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...more
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Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my visit here. Having never been before, it really is a great experience. Probably not the best place to take children as some of the vitrines are distressing. Was also impressed at their concession/studrnt rate of £4 per person. A different and interesting...More

Thank EMilYAleXanDer16
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Emily. It's great to hear you loved your visit to the museum! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolute brilliant place to visit. Not for the faint of heart. Very interesting to see how medicine has progressed and if anyone is interested in the Burke and Hare killers you will like one the the exhibits here!!

Thank al97936
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked by this the first time. It was very interesting to see the progression of things. The items on display make you appreciate what we have now

Thank Odyssey828528
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. We're glad to hear you didn't walk past us the second time round and enjoyed your visit! The collections certainly do make you appreciate just how far we've come with regards to surgery. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fascinating exhibitions and a lot to see for £7! We spent a lot of time in the Surgeon’s Hall Museum, but after a few minutes in the Pathology Museum we were starting to feel a bit light-headed after the many many deformed body parts...More

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Rachel. It's great to hear you learnt a lot from your visit. Thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was incredible! Especially if you or your family members/ friends are fascinated by medical history. Be warned that a big part of the exhibit is preserved organs and body parts, so if that would make you squeamish, you may want to skip it. However,...More

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of deformed skeletons, amputated limbs, and infected organs that would otherwise never be seen by a nonprofessional, if you have a weak stomach steer clear, but fans of the grotesque and the medical marvels of the past will find a lot to see.

Thank jamieesosa
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you found our collections interesting. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many interesting pieces of pathology anatomy that I couldn't keep my eyes still. Everything in perfect conservation state with their description below. If you are a MD you can't miss it.

Thank Grace H
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Grace. It's brilliant to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty fascinating place, lots of very real bits of bodies on show and interesting historical facts. Allow a solid 60 mins + we had just under and ran out of time!

Thank nm598
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. It's a shame to hear you ran out of time but we're pleased you found the parts of the Museums you saw fascinating. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband born and brought up in Edinburgh, but didn't know about the Museum. We were fascinated by history and exhibits. Took 2 hours to complete visit. Well worth going.More

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The museum hasn't always been so accessible to the public and was only open certain days of the week or for a couple of hours a day so that may explain why your husband had never heard of us before! We underwent a £4.4 million...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating museum following the history of surgery. Maybe not for the squeamish but should be on most people’s to do list in Edinburgh. You could easily spend several hours here. Displays in the Pathology rooms show each and every orgon, bone, limb etc. stored...More

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time exploring our collections. Thanks for leaving a review.

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LouiseM1024
15 September 2018|
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Response from SHMEdinburgh | Property representative |
Hi Louise, We don't recommend the museum for children under the age of 10. However, this is just a guideline and is up to the parents discretion.
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Lara K
5 June 2018|
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Response from Leeanne A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think So, it seemed pretty casual inside.
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