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

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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.

Upcoming Events at Surgeons Hall Museums

‘A fair field and no favour’ Edinburgh Medical Women c.1869-1920

‘A fair field and no favour’ Edinburgh Medical Women c.1869-1920

13th September 2018
Celebrating the history of medical woman in Edinburgh, this talk discusses the careers of Edinburgh’s Medical women through the first fifty years of their acceptance into the profession.
Bugs and Blood - Why Did Surgeons Learn To Wash Their Hands? Kids Workshop

Bugs and Blood - Why Did Surgeons Learn To Wash Their Hands? Kids Workshop

17th September 2018
Did you know, tiny creatures we cannot see constantly surround us? Find out about bacteria and other microorganisms in this kids workshop at Surgeons' Hall Museums, suitable for age 8+.
Comic Book Creation Workshop

Comic Book Creation Workshop

29th September 2018
Join graphic novelist Edward Ross for a comic book storytelling workshop at the Surgeon’s Hall Museum on 29th September.
Chinese Medicine and Well-being-Drawing Inspiration from Chinese Ink

Chinese Medicine and Well-being-Drawing Inspiration from Chinese Ink

11th October 2018
Yujun Xu is returning to Surgeons’ Hall Museums on 11th October to deliver this intimate talk which will explore the connection between Chinese art and medicine.
The Edinburgh 7: A Celebration

The Edinburgh 7: A Celebration

26th October 2018
As part of Museums at Night 2018, writer and historian Dr. Elaine Thomson will host an evening of history, performance and song celebrating Sophia Jex-Blake and the Edinburgh 7.
Surgery and Emotion in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era

Surgery and Emotion in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era

5th November 2018
RCSEd Library and Archives presents: Surgery and emotion in the pre-anaesthetic era, given by Dr Michael Brown, Reader in History at the University of Roehampton.
Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear in conversation

Staging Frankenstein: Nick Dear in conversation

26th November 2018
Join us at the Surgeons' Hall Museums for conversation and questions chaired by playwright and scholar Dr Donna Soto-Morettini in conversation with playwright Nick Dear!

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