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!
The Hunterian Museum is closed to the public until 2023 while the Royal College of Surgeons building is redeveloped.
Prices and opening times
Groups must book in advance. Admission is free but a donation of £3 per person is encouraged.
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 FieldsHolbornLondonWC2A 3PE
- +44 (0)20 7869 6560
Facilities & Accessibility
- Access Inside Building Facilities
- Accessible lift
- Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
- Access into the Building
- Steps with handrails to entrance
- Attraction Facilities
- Gift shop