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Surgeons' Hall Museums

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Strange, realistic and a gem

What an intriguing museum on Edinburgh's history in medical advancement. With real exhibition on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Doug M
Fascinating

We had no idea of the role Scotland played in the developing field medical science. This museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Surgeons' Hall Museums is an award winning Museum that is home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the United Kingdom. Surgeons’ Hall Museums reopened in 2015 after a major £4.4 million Heritage Lottery Funded...more
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Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice museum but a bit overpriced. Enjoyed the video of Arthur Conan Doyle speaking about his teacher who inspired Sherlock Holmes

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an intriguing museum on Edinburgh's history in medical advancement. With real exhibition on display, such things you will never see without visiting. This place is a true gem to Edinburgh.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had no idea of the role Scotland played in the developing field medical science. This museum highlighted the progress from basic medicine when doctors and barbers shared the same Union in 1505 through the invention of anesthetics to new surgical techniques. There is also...More

Thank Brian E
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

HI Brian. It's great to hear you enjoyed learning about Scotland's contributions to the world of surgery. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though both my husband and I are in the medical field, after an hour, the numerous displays of body parts and specimens starts to get boring. Tooooo many displays.

Thank Jan D
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jan. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. We are home to the worlds largest and most historic pathology collections in the world which we understand is not for everyone. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking at all the specimens and tools. If you have any interest in the human body or just like "oddities," stop in. You definitely wont regret your time spent here

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Amanda. It's great to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum. Thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent museum experience for young and old. Good interactive displays and informative fun for everyone. Well worth a donation.

Thank hazl2016
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. However, we're a little confused about your comment about it being free entry as the museum is £7 for adults and £4 for concessions. Thanks for leaving a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended this a place to visit following my previous visit to Edinburgh, it is relatively easy to get to, a short walk from the Royal Mile. The Museum is a must see for those who are interested in medicine or the anatomy of the...More

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Andy. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We don't recommend the museum for children under the age of 10, however this is just a guideline. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at all into the human body, then you should definitely pay this museum a visit! Lots to see...if you are a total nerd or a medical student, then you could spend hours upon hours here. My favorite part was the area with...More

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum. Thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into medical science or history, you will enjoy your time here. Not necessarily for everybody, but my wife and I loved it

Thank matelot49
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you both enjoyed your time at the museum! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Medical history and the human body are fascinating. Of course I would say that, I'm a doctor. The exhibits were well organized, displayed beautifully, labelled accurately.

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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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LouiseM1024
September 15, 2018|
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Response from SHMEdinburgh | Property representative |
Hi Louise, We don't recommend the museum for children under the age of 10. However, this is just a guideline and is up to the parents discretion.
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Lara K
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Leeanne A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think So, it seemed pretty casual inside.
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