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Hunterian Museum

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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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Great Bones

A very odd collection of Victorian specimens beautifully prepared and preserved. Considering their age, these are amazing to see, Not for the squeamish but anyone with a slight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A very odd collection of Victorian specimens beautifully prepared and preserved. Considering their age, these are amazing to see, Not for the squeamish but anyone with a slight bit of anatomy interest will appreciate them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely fantastic museum to visit whilst in London. Very interesting anatomy and pathology display along with a huge display of animal and human surgical specimens. Allow at least 4 hours. Vey interesting museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I went to have a look around here while waiting for a friend at the hospital. Even with using Google maps, it was very hard to find. I walked past 3 times before spotting the sandwich style board by the door saying that it was the entrance (you use the same one as the royal college of surgeons ). Once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Free entry, though note that this place is closed Sun & Mon and some bank holidays. This is a very unusual museum and in summary is a collection of anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens. It is very worth while popping in for an a hour or so if you are in the area. Info - There are toilets on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice collection of the remains of humans and animals. But after 30 minutes you have seen it all. Free entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

An interesting place to wander around. About 90% of the exhibits are specimen jars with all sorts of things in, not being a medical student I just gazed at them, found the ones that interested me and then found the label to see what it was, some are obvious, others not. Well laid out, nicely lit and you can pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you enjoy history, especially the macabre bits then definitely go check out the Hunterian Museum. Its something few tourists get to see & its well worth trek to find it. A friendly fyi though they don't allow photography of the artifacts due to damage from flashes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Even though it's free, this museum disappointed me a little. Im not squeamish at all, so this collection of artifacts didn't shock me, but it was -apart from a few specimen - just mildly interesting. Good for fifteen minutes of diversion, not worth going out of your way for. John Soane's House across from the lovely Lincoln Fields Park is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A small museum that is filled to the brim with interesting (and sometime shocking/moderately disgusting) items that will keep you engaged for some time. It is also FREE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Incredible and inspiring, so many stories! Great place for general pubic and budding surgeons....and its free!!!

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