About Hunterian Museum - The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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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Address
35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields
Holborn
London
WC2A 3PE
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7869 6560
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Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews

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

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

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 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

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