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Hunterian Museum - CLOSED

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England
+44 20 7405 3474
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Good for those with an interest in the human body

Good if you like anatomy and the human body. There's a few gruesome specimens so you might not like... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ElmoAbroad
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Derby, United Kingdom
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most unique museum in London

this is not just a museum for the young premeds, although my daughter does want to pursue a medical... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
dktrdream
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Glendale, California
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35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good if you like anatomy and the human body. There's a few gruesome specimens so you might not like it of you're squeamish.

Thank ElmoAbroad
Reviewed 17 June 2017

this is not just a museum for the young premeds, although my daughter does want to pursue a medical career the museum is filled with specimens of animals which my other daughter who hates the sight of blood was truly fascinated by the different animals...More

Thank dktrdream
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Dropped in here one day, as it was directly across the park from Sir John Soane's museum. The museum has a lot of interesting material on the history of surgery and a vast collection of almost every specimen imaginable. Thankfully, I have some medical training...More

Thank ErikaM411
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Visited here in May 2017 on one of the late night openings before it closes for several years for a refurbishment. When we arrived, it wasn't too busy and so were able to walk straight in, however as the evening went on, it got more...More

1  Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visited this museum on the last day that it was open before they closing it for 3 (!) years. Glad we did ! It's a very fascinating exhibition about the early days of anatomy and surgeries, NOT for the faint hearted ! I think it's...More

Thank eMBieAntwerp
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Now closed until Autumn 2020 (alas), the Hunterian Museum stands at the far side of Lincoln Inn Fields (within the Royal College of Surgeons - it can be easy to miss as there is very little external signage to denote its presence). Set over two...More

1  Thank neilhassall
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I visited this the day before it closed for major renovations of the building it sits in and not planned to reopen until 2020. It was interesting, and free, but a few things were frustrating with this museum that will hopefully be improved within the...More

1  Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We went and had a good hour or so taking in the exhibits at this free museum, which included Charles Babbage's brain and the skeleton of a chap who was known as The Irish Giant. We were lucky as it closing for refurbishment, which I...More

Thank max b
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Absolutely bloody fantastic. Bodies in jars, a shelf of pickled male organs, skulls - it's a feast for the eyes. You might not want to bring little ones here, as they could walk out with a few uncomfortable questions afterwards. Highly recommend. Don't prebook a...More

Thank alexkosterman
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went yesterday and it is an amazing experience. Unfortunately it is closing next week for a refit and I have no idea when it re-opens. Anyway. Wait until it does and then go visit. The premise is a bit odd but it is so...More

Thank Gary B
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practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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