We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hunterian Museum

#64 of 1,599 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Holborn
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7405 3474
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 123.07*
and up
Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 835 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 470
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Grisly and fascinating but now closed for 3 years from May 20th 2017

The work of surgeon Sir John Hunter is celebrated in this Museum. His collection of expertly dissected parts, of human animal and plant origin, helped with comparative anatomy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain W
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

835 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 669: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The work of surgeon Sir John Hunter is celebrated in this Museum. His collection of expertly dissected parts, of human animal and plant origin, helped with comparative anatomy and enabled advances in Medical Science. Lots of medical instruments and classic samples of disease processes help as a reference for today's budding surgeon. Some disease stuff is no longer present very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Iain W
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here as she is of that persuasion so looking at some bits of old body, deconstruction tools and other such paraphernalia interest her. Actually me too. It's not one for the kids, it's not interactive and it's not for a casual visit. Go here because you specifically want to, it's not like the other museums. Actually, it shuts very... More 

Helpful?
Thank WillyFogger
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum for seeing something a bit different. All the specimens are extremely bizarre but fascinating. Great way to spend an hour or so in London!

Helpful?
Thank Jeyda H
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting collection, including all sorts of medical specimens and a history of surgery. I thought the surgical instruments were especially interesting. Even my teenage sons were happy to spend an hour there (before going out to loiter around Lincoln's Inn Fields while I stayed another hour). The artworks in the foyer were good too.

Helpful?
Thank warranderjohn
Manchester
Level Contributor
48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing that these specimens have survived so long. A varied collection based in this museum within the royal College of Surgeons shows the work of John Hunter. (Read his life story if you can.)

Helpful?
Thank franam
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the recommendation from a friend, we decided to drop by the Hunterian Museum of a Saturday afternoon. Beautifully laid out and fascinating, the museum is perfect for the more morbid or anatomically inclined. It's quite small, but that doesn't mean they didn't pack a lot in. The staff of the Royal College of Surgeons are very friendly and welcoming... More 

Helpful?
Thank Siobhan K
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly different museum find. Free entry but not for the squeamish! Many human and animal specimens stored in jars. Particularly important for students doing medical research I imagine.

Helpful?
Thank loubyloo123
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is interesting in the sense that many samples are exhibited to show how medicine and science have developed. However, there's no doubt it will leave a strange feeling...

Helpful?
Thank Emilie02840
Level Contributor
44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is closing for three years at the end of next month, and when I spoke to a member of staff they informed me it will not have half of what's on display when it re-opens, so if you can you really must go see this museum before you miss the opportunity. We walked in not really knowing what... More 

Helpful?
Thank BBBOTS
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is tucked away, but a great find. If you enjoy medical and surgical history, as well as eclectic specimens, this museum is worth a visit. While it doesn't boast the size of museums like Surgeon's Hall in Edinburgh, it makes the most of the allotted space and has some very informative displays.

Helpful?
Thank Scully_to_London

Travellers who viewed Hunterian Museum also viewed

 

Been to Hunterian Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hunterian Museum and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Watford, United Kingdom
over a year ago
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Hunterian Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Holborn

Neighbourhood Profile
Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
Explore this neighbourhood