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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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Another great free museum. Very interesting even though some items were a little creepy! But full of wonder, very well presented and some amazing articles. Definitely would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Another great free museum. Very interesting even though some items were a little creepy! But full of wonder, very well presented and some amazing articles. Definitely would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

You will not be wasting a moment in this museum. What a fascinating place. A must see whilst you are in London

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is a bit hidden but really fascinating! You can find interesting things about the human body and animals. I found amazing the cancer parts where you can actually understand what change in your body with it. Even if you don't work in this field you can enjoy it, I found it quite artistic actually, the internal shapes of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

So glad we stumbled across here on our weekend in London. Absolutely amazing collection and hugely interesting. I paid £12 to see Gunther van Hagens Bodyworks exhibition when it was on at the Life Centre in Newcastle but I much preferred this. Definitely recommend it for anyone with an hour to spare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived via the tube which is about a 10 mins walk around the corner for the Royal College of Surgeons which is sign posted. We arrived first thing and had to wear a pass but it's free. The pictures of this place do not do it justice! Some of the exhibits are mind boggling and almost unbelievable tho some are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Absolutely a favourite of ours. It's usually pretty quiet and there is so much to see. The guided tour is interesting and the surgery demos upstairs are fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Thoroughly fascinating from start to finish, human and animal exhibits along with medical equipment and tools.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We visited the museum whilst in the area without any knowledge of what would be there. What we found was graphic and amazing. Samples of people as well as unusual animals. The place is well worth a visit, though not if your on the Squeamish side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I found the medical museums webpage and while this one was not my first choice, it was the one closest to where I was staying in Covent Garden. It is basically one man's collection of medical instruments and specimens. And it is varied and vast. I am a Physician Assistant and teach at a program and found it fascinating. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is one of my all time favourite museums in London - it's hidden away on Lincolns Inn Fields and unless you know it's there you could walk right by and never know what's inside. But hidden behind the classical portico of the Royal College of Surgeons is an amazing collection of artefacts which chart the history of anatomy, medicine... More 

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