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Surgeons' Hall Museums

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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VERY INDIVIDUAL.WELL PRESENTED

Like no other place we have ever visited, very memorable, well presented though maybe not for the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
john s
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Fascinating Museum

Good value for money. Went on 7th Jan which was a Monday, in the morning. A good time to go as not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jodiec774
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Woodcroft, Australia
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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

Like no other place we have ever visited, very memorable, well presented though maybe not for the squeamish.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank john s
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi john. It's great to hear you enjoyed visit to Surgeons' Hall Museums. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good value for money. Went on 7th Jan which was a Monday, in the morning. A good time to go as not as crowded. Lots of interseting specimens from every medical specialty you can think of. A good way to spend a couple of hours....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jodie. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museums. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote a review for a group visit to the Museum March '18 'Something For The Weekend' per Turning Point, Scotland and for the life of me I don't know why I didn't review it here as well. "An intrepid group of visitors descended on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank amalkadog
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. It's great to hear you really enjoyed your visit. Our collection certainly does make you appreciate how far we have progressed in the world of surgery. We would be more than happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning a trip to the national museum its worth scheduling a visit to the surgeon's hall on the way back :) We received NHS discount (there has to be some perks to the job hey!) so the price was very reasonable. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HandR2017
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we'll pass your kind comments onto our Visitor Services Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the history of surgery and has vey interesting displays showing all the variations of instruments and their improvements through time. It was actually open as a medical teachingresource. A visit to the adjoining Wohl Pathology museum is interesting but becomes somewhat tedious...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museums. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was fantastic if you’re into this sort of thing. I am a medical student and so find pathology fascinating. The range of things on show is huge and everything is clearly laid out. The museum does student rates too so it only cost...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StephanieBelk95
SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie. It's great to hear you found our collections fascinating. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this very interesting museum recently. We are both in the medical/nursing profession so the history of medicine in Scotland and the pathology museum were fascinating to us. However, I could see why it wouldn't be to everyone's taste/interest. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi James. It's great to hear you both enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love stuff like this, it is kind of awesomely messed up and I really enjoyed exploring this museum (usually not a standard museum person). If you have someone you are trying to convince to quit smoking, take them upstairs to the part that has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joey. It's great to hear you found your visit interesting. Our intention is not to be creepy but to be educational. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

We attended a dinner and evening of Celtic entertainment here. The hall was beautiful. We did not get to see the museum itself. The food was handled very well, it was delicious. I even tried the haggis. The entertainment was delightful. I appreciated the artwork/sculptures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with Surgeons Quarter. We hope to see you at Surgeons' Hall Museums in the future.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Surgeons Hall Museum is a great place to visit if you are interested in the human body. The building has been recently renovated and is extremely accessible with a lift to all floors. Plan to spend 2-3 hours, as there are is so much to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SHMEdinburgh, Marketing Officer at Surgeons' Hall Museums, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It's great to hear you enjoyed exploring our collections. 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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