Explore the oldest museum in Scotland. Founded in 1807, Hunterian Museum is home to over a million items ranging from meteorites to mummies and the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Inspect scientific instruments, Roman artifacts, one of the top numismatic collections, ethnographic objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages, and a major art collection. Take a free guided tour of Mackintosh House, learn about the diversity of the animal kingdom in the Zoology Museum, explore all aspects of human form and function at the Anatomy Museum, and be sure to stop in at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Make Hunterian Museum a part of your London vacation plans using our London trip itinerary builder app.
Hunterian Museum Reviews
For those interested in medicine and surgery this is a really worthwhile place to visit. Equally if you are in the area and like good museums this would be a good stop off. It is housed in a... more »
As a nurse I really wanted to visit this museum. It is s little out of the way but easily assessed by public transport and lovely old buildings to look at on the short walk from the tube. This... more »
I visited the museum some time ago. Its a very impressive collection of specimens and artifices. Also, some interesting art too. I would love to see it again.
The Royal College of Surgeons boasts unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, painting and sculptures that reveal the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day. Read on to find out about the individual collections’ history, highlights and unique treasures.
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