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Hunterian Museum

#63 of 2,403 things to do in London
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Address: 35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 20 7405 3474
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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It's free, it's educational and a bit weird. Very interesting place to spend some time. If you like looking at preserved dead stuff, you hit the jackpot. In other news you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It's free, it's educational and a bit weird. Very interesting place to spend some time. If you like looking at preserved dead stuff, you hit the jackpot. In other news you can learn about the history of surgery. The building itself is pretty old and a pleasure to explore. No reason not to go, wade in !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Free to enter this fabulous and very interesting place filled with specimens of every kind! Videos of surgery can also be viewed so probably best not to go after eating! Particularly interesting was the way medicine advanced through the years from the establishment of anaesthetic and the plastic surgery during the two world wars. Highly recommend this museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

we decided to go to this museum when I saw it on a website containing the lesser known attractions in London and we are really glad that we did. It was free to enter and it was very quiet so you could wander around the exhibits in peace. It is attached to the royal college of surgeons and offers an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We travelled to London last year, and decided to do an alternate tour... through some museums and places off the normal tourist trail Found the hunterian online and took the chance, it was amazing!!! free to get in as well and you could easily spend 3-4 hours in there. was so clean, very spacious and well laid out. with plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Excellent museum within the royal College of surgeons building in Lincolns Inn. Fascinating exhibits. A real must see. Particularly interesting if you have some medical interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my 10 year old daughter and she was enthralled - a little bit grossed out at times with contents of jars, as was I, but always engrossed. Its an astonishing exhibit and a history of surgery, surgeons, dissection, the human body to lead us right up to where we are today in terms of surgery, treatment, recovery etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum is a little treasure. Polite staff, lockers and a fab collection of curios which fascinate or repulse. We were fascinated by everything and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Bizarre yet captivating. be prepared to be a little queazy at some of the items on display! Really interesting things to see and read about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Amazing visit to this museum, great collection and it took us on a journey of discovery and learning. I would recommend you visit and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This museum is hidden inside one of those stately London institutions you don't normally get access to. It covers the whole history of surgery and has an incredible stockpile of dissections of people and animals. If you're at all interested in what's in the body, you'll spend hours here. The other guests will include people with a professional interest, and... More 

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