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Hunterian Museum

35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England (Paddington / Maida Vale)
44 (0) 20 7405 3474
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Ranked #38 of 1,137 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Huntarian Museum is a quirky little museum and may not be for everybody.  If innards preserved in jars make you sick, stay away.  however, if you... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Wow what an amazing place this is - I lived in London 20 years and never made it here. The museum is full of gory exhibits as well plain interesting un-gory displays so there is enough to keep the feint hearted amused as well as the more adventurous. Staff are a bit dull but then this is a serious place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The museum presents a thorough account of ever evolving understanding of animal/human anatomy, surgery and too many interesting facts/myths through evidence, here.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Since we are both health professionals we found this a most fascinating place to visit. Specimens are detailed and catologued extremely well. It contains significant history and many unusual forms of anatomical pathology. This place would have interest for wider members of the public who are curious, have enquiring minds or a fascination with medical history.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Enjoyed the museum so did my 8 year old son very informative and not to busy when we visited I would recommend it

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Kent, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This off the cuff visit was a fascinating insight to our surgical history. Methods we find positively barbaric these days are explained & I for one am grateful medical science went through all of these stages through the years to show us a better understanding of medical science today. Very interesting .

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum was a fantastic discovery on my recent trip to London. The exhibits are excellently laid out over two floors with informative information on the vast array of the many items presented.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This was a fascinating look at one mans obsession with anatomy, and an insight into how far medical practice has evolved since the nineteenth century. The displays are not for those with a weak stomach, but everything is well presented and there are some very interesting videos on medical procedures to watch too. A very insightful and macabre exhibition. Recommended.

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Parkville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very close to the England Transport Museum. A close look at the medical history of England. And a grisly look at the tools of medicine through the ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stunning architecture if the building is backed up by friendly staff at front desk. Take a visitor badge & head upstairs for the museum. Interactive activities for children, high quality presentation of information display boards, and impressive collection of specimens. Not for faint hearted. The collection of surgical implementation is particularly interesting - to see how surgery has evolved &... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Great museum, very educational and enlightening. My wife and I loved the way the museum was set up into sections. I would like to have seen more items regarding the anatomy of humans, however the exhibts on display were excellent.

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