Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England Free

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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.

Events at Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app

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

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews

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

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2014
by Gail G.

If you want to see a lot of weird stuff in jars this is the place for you. We were surprised to several other people here...goths and emos were easily spotted too. Some interesting things to look for: unborn quadruplets, unborn babies at each term of pregnancy, sloth foetus, bumblebee dissection, cross-sections of penises and scrotums, enlarged prostates, the skeleton of the Irish Giant, a...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

5.0 out of 5 24 August 2014
by Terry S.

If you are into surgical history, seeing specimens of famous parts, and people- then this is the museum for you. If you get queazy looking at parts- don't go here

Based on the collection of John Hunter, with thousands of specimens, the museum goes beyond that with the entire history of surgery from the break with the barbers to modern laparoscopic surgery.

Made me proud to be a part of such a...more

5.0 out of 5 5 August 2014
by Denise Y.

The most underrated museum in central London, in my opinion. I've been here twice now, once with a friend who is studying to become a doctor, and it was fascinating both times! There are thousands of human and animal specimens, some of which make you shudder to think about how Hunter acquired them... anyway....

There's nothing like this anywhere else. In NYC, the Bodies exhibit doesn't come...more

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