This is the blog site of Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

About Surgeons’ Hall Museums

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was founded in 1505, with the Surgeons Hall Museums’ collections growing from 1699 after ‘natural and artificial curiosities’ were publically sought. In the 1800s, the Museums expanded to include the remarkable collections of Sir Charles Bell and John Barclay. Initially established as a medical teaching resource, access for all is now a priority and visitors can explore The Wohl Pathology Museum, The History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace Martinez says:

    Hi. I have a question. Is it correct that you have exposed in the Museum a full caul birth?. Thanks


    1. Hi Grace. We do have the caul that is pictured in this blog post on display in our museum.


  2. Alan Davison says:

    Hi. I’m trying to contact The Anatomy Lab to ask about using the sketched image of Burke’s hanging. Do you own the rights or can you tell me who you licensed the image from? It’s for use in a city tour project. Many thanks. Alan


    1. Hi Alan. You will need to contact the Wellcome Collection regarding use for this image https://wellcomecollection.org/works/r7uqqmnr?query=burke%20and%20hare&page=1


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