Housed in a grand building occupied by the Royal College of Surgeons, the Hunterian Museum displays the collection of pioneering surgeon John Hunter (1728-93). There are plenty of pickled creatures in jars here, alongside facinating deformed skeletons. More contemporary exhibits explore contemporary and future surgery – not for the squeamish!
Prices and Opening Times
|Adult Ticket:||Free (USD0.00)|
|Child Ticket:||Free (USD0.00)|
Groups must book in advance. Admission is free but a donation of £3 per person is encouraged.
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00. A free curator tour for individuals and very small groups starts every Wednesday at 13:00 and booking in advance is advised. There are regular free talks.
Closed Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Venue Details & Map
Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincolns Inn FieldsHolbornLondonWC2A 3PE
- +44 (0)20 7869 6560
- Access into the Building
- Steps with handrails to entrance
- Access Inside Building Facilities
- Accessible lift
- Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
- Attraction Facilities
- Gift shop
Top 5 reviews of Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Best museum in London. It's small, but there's plenty to see and discover. I've been here three times and I still feel like I haven't seen everything. It's a cross between a medical museum and a cabinet of curiosities. A truly original experience.more
Now, this is something you don't see every day. I've seen a similar exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Vancouver, BC, which seems to have a lot more specimen than the Hunterian when it comes to animals, but this one has a large amount of human specimen, which is a bit creepy but very interesting at the same time.
The museum is free, located in a beautiful old building, the Royal...more
Well first of all it's free to visit. Ahem! FREE....to visit. For a tourist, it's almost virtually unheard of in London other than some of the art museums and other minor attractions or if you've got the London Pass.
Anyway, my sister and I being the nerds that we are decided to check this place out. *Spoiler Alert* It's a museum of mainly surgical/medical specimens. So if you got creeped...more
Surprisingly good and fun. Although may not be suitable for kids, and some parts of the exhibition are bit creepy and give me goosebumps, overall it's a wonderful experience, even I'm never interested in medicine before.more
Both the most underrated museum and best early-on date location in London!
The Hunterian Museum is actually part of a collection of museums across the UK that have been brought together over four centuries by a cast of colourful characters. They are a fascinating mix of human and animal anatomy and pathology specimens, wax teaching models, surgical and dental instruments as well as...more