Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England Free


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.

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

35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields
+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

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 41 reviews

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

5.0 out of 5 12 July 2016
by Donald C.

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

4.0 out of 5 23 June 2016
by Bianca W.

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

5.0 out of 5 7 February 2016
by Josh B.

Well first of all it's free to visit. Ahem! 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

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 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

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