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Hunterian Museum

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Address: 35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Not for the squeamish !

Very interesting (free) activity, with exhibits related to the history of medicine and surgery. These include human specimens in jars, skeletons and bodily organs etc, There is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Very interesting (free) activity, with exhibits related to the history of medicine and surgery. These include human specimens in jars, skeletons and bodily organs etc, There is the skeleton of The Irish Giant ( approx 8 ft tall ) and half of Charles Babbage's brain !! Also included are some "freak-show" animals such as a four-legged chicken and a lizard... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my visits was on Thursday 17 November 2016, a very interesting museum, I had waited several years to go to, and I was not disappointed, if you are squeamish this is not for you. An amazing place on two floors at the Royal College of Surgeons, viewing 6000+ dissected items from several centuries, covering a wide area, all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A worthwhile visit for anyone interested in biology, surgery and the human anatomy. The museum is well laid out and has plenty of good quality exhibits. For those who have a passing interest in the subject then it is worth allocating an hour or two to visit. It's location means that it is close to other London attractions.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a large collection but if that's a good or bad thing I can't judge. It was an informative visit but had some 'disturbing' pieces such as a 4 kg tumour or videos of surgery. Weird but interesting; not for those with a weak stomach!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impromptu visit with my 10 & 12 year old sons. Got there just in time for the tour, the guide was so engaging with his audience and insightful. Hunter, Darwin, dickens, Babbage, Winnie the Pooh.... are a few things that he spoke about. lots of bottled specimens to learn about. There are film clips showing how transplants are conducted which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is more than just your average shock or weird stuff exhibition. Every display piece offers some kind of opportunity for learning about human and animal physiology in a way that books and pictures can't really provide. Not entirely for the faint of heart, some specimens may cause upset (for example the human foetuses and babies).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to enter. Has a skeleton of the tallest man in the world. Has excellent history of early surgery and has a machine that disinfects the operating theatre. Has hundreds of exhibits of every stage of the developing of a foetus. Has the history of Winnie the Pooh. So many things to see that it is well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hunterian Museum is situated in the home of the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln's Inn. The location is lovely; broad streets, good little restaurants on all the corners of the square, a pleasant garden to sit in, read, eat lunch on a summer's day. Inside the sense of history is palpable. You access the museum up a staircase... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful museum hidden away on the second floor at the Royal College of Surgeons. It is a very popular place and you may need to wait to get in. When it gets busy they have a one in one out policy. When you get to the museum it is clear why they do this as there are a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fascinating museum is a 'must see' for the medically curious. It is tucked away on fhe first and second floors of the Royal College of Surgeons which is situated on the south side of Lincoln's Inn Field. Admission is free. The nearest underground station is Holborn but Temple is also not too far away. It wasn't crowded when we... More 

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