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Scotland's largest medical museum houses one of the most significant surgical collections in the...
Scotland’s largest medical museum houses one of the most significant surgical collections in the world. William Playfair’s outstanding Pathology Museum, the oldest in Britain, contains human anatomical and pathological specimens from the late 18th century. Other objects, images and artworks trace surgery’s fascinating history from Roman times to the present including the breakthrough discoveries of antisepsis and anaesthesia, the curious development of false teeth, and the chilling Burke and Hare murders. ‘Sport, Surgery and the Well Being’ highlights the benefits of sports and exercise medicine and gives you the chance to test your skill as a surgeon on the keyhole surgery training unit.
Note: The museum displays human remains which some people may find unsettling.
Admission: £5 / £3 concession.
The Museum is open Monday-Friday, 12pm to 4pm, except for special opening times and closures that can be found on the website.
To ensure there has been no change to the opening times or details on this page, please check with the museum directly before visiting.
The Entire Collection cared for by Surgeon's Hall Museum is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland