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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One of the most visually stunning places in London, though not for the squeamish as the collection is absolutely unflinching. As a painter with a slight obsession with medical imagery and history, this place is like coming home.
Amazingly, the museum is built around the collection and research of one man - John Hunter - a Scottish anatomist whose attitude toward the study of the human body...more
Free!! It is a little museum situated in the College of Surgeons - there are a lot of pathology pots, people might find it confronting but if you want to feel like what's like to be a medical student this is the place for you to go and enjoy part of the medical science, there are a lot of interesting historical surgical instruments both from past and present on display as wellmore
I visited England in January for about a week and my bf's friend told me about this place and I decided we had to go. We managed to get there about 15 minutes before it closed on a Saturday, but still were able to do a quick walkthrough of both stories of the museum. I found the entire place fascinating and could probably spend all day there. My bf, was a little disturbed by some of the...more
Beautifully displayed, this scientific depository - including macabre curiosities and important surgical advances - maps the journey from those early days of surgery with it limited knowledge and insight to our current life altering knowledge of the human body. The collection is amazing - set in the Royal College of Surgeons - this museum and the history of the RCS are fundamental to the life...more
The moment I entered this museum I was like a kid in candy shop.
I know, it sounds gross but this is the most beautiful place I have ever been to -ever! I love zombies (tee-hee), I love taxidermy, craniums so... you get the idea. Since childhood I have been fascinated about preserving animals/humans (my granddad was a hunter so we used to have loads of stuffed animals in the house).