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