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 .
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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 fascinati... 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 museum ... more »
I just wanted to drop this note for any foreign visitors so they don't plan to visit the museum while it's closed and it disrupts their trip/plans. The lovely museum is closed until 2021, keep an eye on the official website, which states: "The Hunterian Museum is closed to the public until 2021 while the Royal College of Surgeons building is redeveloped. When we reopen we look forward to welcoming the public into new, fully accessible spaces that will tell the history and ongoing story of surgery."
I really enjoyed my visit here. I made an effort to go before it closes for its refurbishment for 3 years. The collection is impressive, having read about some of the specimens I was happy to see them first hand. The assistants on the desk are very knowledgeable. It has a good atmosphere about it. Good luck with the refurbishment!
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