Surgeons Hall Museums

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505. The museum collections grew from 1699 after ‘natural and artificial curiosities’ were publicly sought. Visitors can explore The Pathology Museum, The History of Surgery Museum (upper & lower floors) and the Dental Museum.

The Pathology Museum has one of the largest collections of pathological anatomy in the UK. The History of Surgeons explores Edinburgh’s contribution to surgical practice in modern times. The gallery traces the key dates in Scotland’s surgical advances. The Dental collection is one of the best in the UK and shows the development of dentistry, from its early days to modern times.

Address: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
Tel: 0131 527 1649/1678

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Opening hours: 30 March - 31 October: Open 7 days a week 10:00 - 17:00

Rest of Year: Monday - Friday 12:00 - 16:00