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Surgeons' Hall Museums

Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
+44 131 527 1711
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Interesting study of Human Anatomy

This museum is a very interesting look at human anatomy. The exhibits are full of countless human... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bossier City, Louisiana
Very Interesting

Very good place to visit, worth the money definitely. Enjoyed the quick tour from Paul. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 527 1711
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is a very interesting look at human anatomy. The exhibits are full of countless human body parts (often with various conditions or injuries). Definitely not for the squeamish..

Thank RustonTraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good place to visit, worth the money definitely. Enjoyed the quick tour from Paul. Interesting to see the body parts so well preserved and very informative and educational. Really get a feel of medicine through time. Interactive and engaging. Took us 2hrs in total...More

Thank Hebe D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating stuff. We were there for many hours. Fortunately they have a lovely cafe too. Exhibits might not be everyone's cup of tea, maybe not got the faint hearted, but we loved it. Also, if you are employed by the NHS you can get in...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to visit but not if you have a weak stomach! Lots of body parts on display, including diseases and 'interesting' injuries

Thank huskywoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our host recommended the Surgeons' Hall Museum, otherwise we probably wouldn't have visited the place. Which would have been a shame. It's wonderful exhibition, well explained. You get the big picture, you get interesting details. We stayed for more than two hours - it felt...More

Thank 414alexander
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're into the history of science/medicine then this a must see place. Packed with a large display of specimens and a history of medical development it truly makes for an interesting visit. It won't be for everyone, but it is brilliantly laid out with...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is wonderful if a little unusual. Be prepared to see all sorts, perhaps not for the squeamish. It is absolutely fascinating, and not just for those with an interest in medicine. I struggle to see how anybody could fail to be interested. The...More

Thank SpittalD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is of some interest to physicians. The museum is of historical value, but I would not devote too much time there.

Thank Mona_was_here
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly one of the most amazing museums anywhere with an exhaustive collection of human parts and related conditions. It is actually a center for human medical research, but also an educational experience, very unique. Recommend!

Thank waterlogged65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an interesting collection, reasonably priced and pretty close to the Royal Mile so easy to get to.

Thank sleighLondon
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Do you charge for the disabled and their carer?
28 December 2016|
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Response from SHMEdinburgh | Property representative |
Disabled visitors are charged at concessionary rates of £4 and carers get complimentary tickets when ID is produced upon arrival
Can anyone tell me where the nearest disabled parking is please to this attraction, I don't mind paying for it at all. Thank you
6 September 2016|
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Response from SHMEdinburgh | Property representative |
The nearest allocated disabled parking bays are on Howden Street, which is 6 minutes from the Museum. There is parking on Richmond Place which is the street behind the Museum, but it is pay and display. Spaces for this are... More
What is the entry fee and do NHS staff get free entry?
12 October 2015|
Response from SHMEdinburgh | Property representative |
Admission for Adults - £6; Concessionary Rates - £3.50. NHS staff are offered concessionary rates with a valid ID. Thanks