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The museums are home to one of the largest and most historic pathology collections in the United Kingdom. As one of the oldest Museums in Scotland, the collections grew from 1699 after 'natural and artificial curiosities' were publically sought, with the Playfair Building opening in 1832 to house the Barclay and Bell collections. Whilst the Museums were initially established as a medical teaching resource, all are now welcome to visit.

Alternative names:

en The Wohl Pathology Museum   en The History of Surgery Museum   en The Dental Collection

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Surgeons' Hall Museums
18 Nicolson Street
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
EH8 9DW Edinburgh

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology History & Anthropology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

More opening hours


0 - 4 Free
5 - 15 £4.50
60 and over £4.50
Adults £8.00
Reduced £4.50
Students £4.50

More admission


  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Credit card


18 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland


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