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

Surgeons Hall Museums Nicolson Street, Edinburgh South EH8 9DW
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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

Impressions of Life in a WW1 camp - Printmaking Workshop

Impressions of Life in a WW1 camp - Printmaking Workshop

23rd February 2019
Join artist Susie Wilson for an afternoon of printmaking inspired by our new temporary exhibition "Field Notes: Reflections on Camp Life at the Scottish Women’s Hospitals’".
Go Home and Sit Still - A New Play by Chris Silver

Go Home and Sit Still - A New Play by Chris Silver

7th March 2019 - 9th March 2019
A drama about love, adventure, memory and loss, inspired by archive material held by Surgeons' Hall on the Scottish Women's Hospitals. 
Potted Pathology Part 1: Inflammation

Potted Pathology Part 1: Inflammation

14th March 2019
Potted pathology: Inflammation is the first in a 3 part talk series focused on the 3 fundamental processes in disease development at the Surgeon's Hall Museums on 14th March.
A-Z An Alphabetical Journey-Journal Making Workshop

A-Z An Alphabetical Journey-Journal Making Workshop

23rd March 2019
In celebration of Rare Books Edinburgh 2019, join artist Susie Wilson for this journal making workshop inspired by Archive collections from the Scottish Women's Hospitals.
Gray’s Anatomy with Dr Ruth Richardson

Gray’s Anatomy with Dr Ruth Richardson

25th March 2019
Join RCSEd Library & Archive and Dr Ruth Richardson for this talk about Gray's Anatomy, long been regarded as one of the most important and influential textbooks on the subject.
Potted Pathology Part 2: Infection

Potted Pathology Part 2: Infection

18th April 2019
Potted Pathology: Infection is the second in a 3 part talk series focused on the 3 fundamental processes in disease development at the Surgeon's Hall Museums on 18th April.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

20th April 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

21st April 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Murder at Surgeons’ Hall: E.S Thomson Book Launch

Murder at Surgeons’ Hall: E.S Thomson Book Launch

25th April 2019
Join award winning historian and crime writer E.S Thomson as she takes us on a journey through the skeletons, scandals and specimens of the 19th century anatomical world.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

27th April 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

28th April 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
The Knee Bone is Connected to the Thigh Bone: Bone Handling Workshop

The Knee Bone is Connected to the Thigh Bone: Bone Handling Workshop

4th May 2019
This interactive workshop for adults on 4th May is led by Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving and explores the wonders of the human skeleton.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

4th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

5th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

11th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

12th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Potted Pathology Part 3: Cancer

Potted Pathology Part 3: Cancer

16th May 2019
Potted pathology: Cancer is the last in a 3 part talk series focused on the 3 fundamental processes in disease development at the Surgeon's Hall Museums on 16th May.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

18th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

19th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

25th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

26th May 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

1st June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

2nd June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

8th June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

9th June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

15th June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

16th June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

22nd June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

23rd June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

29th June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

30th June 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

6th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

7th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

13th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

14th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

20th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

21st July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

27th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

28th July 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

3rd August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

4th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

10th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

11th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

17th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

18th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

24th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

25th August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

31st August 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

1st September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

7th September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

8th September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

14th September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

15th September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

21st September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

22nd September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

28th September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

29th September 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

5th October 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

6th October 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

12th October 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

13th October 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

19th October 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

20th October 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

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