Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England Free

About

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!

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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.

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Opening Times:

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

Address
35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields
Holborn
London
WC2A 3PE
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7869 6560

Facilities

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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England

5.0 out of 5 28 November 2015
by Boran L.

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

5.0 out of 5 5 July 2015
by Elizabeth S.

Came here for a school function, and really enjoyed myself. Highly informative for those interested in anatomy, and also it's kind of a source of controversy over the giant Charles Byrnes remains. Worth checking out if you're interested in science.more

5.0 out of 5 14 May 2015
by Olivia T.

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

4.0 out of 5 10 October 2014
by Mira S.

This is a cool, funky little museum in the surgeon school that they've had for centuries, and was inportantbto then getting their origonal charter. It's mostly one guy's collection of preparations. It's pretty amazing that hundreds of dissected bodies and organs have lasted for so long. Some stuff is sort of gruesome, but it's a cool museum. There are human and animal skeletons, parts, and...more

5.0 out of 5 29 August 2014
by Tida C.

Truly amazing if you appreciate anatomy. There were some things that I skimmed over but being able to see such a vast collection of different specimens was almost a bit overwhelming. I suggest that if you have an appreciation for this type of thing, you clear your schedules and spend a good amount of time here. I wish I lived in the area because the curator told me that they were going to...more

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