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

The Puzzle of Blackening Lungs in Victorian Britain

The Puzzle of Blackening Lungs in Victorian Britain

21st January 2020
Join us at Surgeons' Hall Museums on 21st January as our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, discusses the mystery of the Victorian lung!
Museum Detectives

Museum Detectives

11th February 2020
Join Surgeons' Hall Museums's learning team on 11th February and become a real-life Sherlock Holmes at our Museum Detectives drop-in session!
Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

12th February 2020
Cool Creatures are back at Surgeons' Hall Museums this February!Come and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom!
Edinburgh’s Medical Detectives- The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Edinburgh’s Medical Detectives- The Return of Sherlock Holmes

20th February 2020
Surgeons' Hall Museums Curator returns to further investigate Edinburgh's 19th century 'medical detectives' and their influence on Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character, Sherlock Holmes.

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