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Surgeons' Hall Museums

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Not for the faint hearted!

Visited Edinburgh for the first time with my partner and this was the first place we came! I was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katrina T
Absolutely fascinating!

A fascinating museum with plenty of intriguing history. An awesome collection of tools and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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

Visited Edinburgh for the first time with my partner and this was the first place we came! I was dying to visit and it did not disappoint. So much to see! I could have spent hours and hours in there but my partner was getting...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fascinating museum with plenty of intriguing history. An awesome collection of tools and sections, I could have easily spent another few hours looking around the pathology museum if we didn't have a dinner reservation to prepare for! Would HIGHLY recommend!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been several times and once had a tea party there. Lots of interesting stuff to see. Very helpful staff

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full to brimming with amazing objects and stories...give yourself a morning or afternoon to take in all there is on display...and even then you won’t have seen the half of it. Hadn’t been here for over 40 years and its so much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing collections of body parts but not for the squeamish. Even though I live in Australia, I found the place far too warm in October so cut my visit short. Interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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