Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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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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35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3PE

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

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4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

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

5.0 out of 5 4 March 2014
by Rebecca K.

This museum is amazing! Loads and loads of preserved body parts and animals. Very creepy. Very cool. The surgery exhibit was especially cool to me. The museum is free but there is a jar to make a donation on your way out the door. I don't know that I would bring anyone with a queasy stomach- it can be a but intense at times.more

5.0 out of 5 28 January 2014
by Jennifer C.

In searching for non-/not-as touristy things to do in London, this came up, and it was my favorite attraction. It was slightly morbid, fascinating, and free! Such a shame that we saved it for the last day and didn't arrive early enough to see both floors. I would most definitely recommend it to others, and visit it again.more

5.0 out of 5 10 September 2013
by Amy S.

There is an absolute shed loads of human and animal parts in jars at this museum!

Covering over 200 years of surgery, this museum goes into the techniques, instruments, and education aspects of surgery. There are loads of interesting specimens, from the 7.5 foot Irish Giant to the wooden knife students used to practice surgery on live patients.

Although this museum was extremely...more

5.0 out of 5 22 August 2013
by Valerie S.

Fascinating. Intriguing. A bit disgusting. Alluring because you're not supposed to take photos.

Tucked away on Lincoln's Inn Fields, the Hunterian Museum is a brilliant anatomy museum recommended by my non-Londoner friend when she visited. We wiled away several hours among the glass vats, peering closely to read old printed labels and pulling back when we realized what *that* was.

It's sad,...more

3.0 out of 5 20 August 2013
by shag379cst

Hunterian Museum consists

of two stories packed with jars that contain various organs and specimens from

all kinds of species. There are lots of human organs floating in jars. There is

also aplacewhere you can see how surgeries have been showedall through the

ages.more