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Hunterian Museum

Address: 35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England (Paddington / Maida Vale)
Phone Number: 44 (0) 20 7405 3474
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Ranked #17 of 921 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is an outstanding zoological collection that is free to the public.Comparative anatomy specimens and skeletons abound- very interesting and well-done!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed looking at all the samples, learning about the history of surgery. Lots of samples...the skeleton of the 7ft 7 'man...and how they got bodies for study. Much lost in the blitz but worth a look. It is across the square from John Soane's museum so both make a good morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. But we needed a longer time to explore every corner. You have to be medically inclined though, otherwise it will not be as enjoyable. Will definitely return to finish up, didn't complete scrutinising Winston Churchill 's dentures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

No matter how many times I go to this museum I always learn something new. It's packed full of fascinating specimens of both human and animal anatomy, a truly impressive collection. A must see for anyone interested in biology/anatomy/osteology!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This little museum is tucked away at the royal college of surgeons. The only reason I even found out about it was through a surgeon! Anyway, as with all good things, it's completely free to get into and is well worth a visit. I spent a couple of hours there and it is a magnificent collection with some wonderful history... More 

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A bit off the usual tourist radar but well worthy of a visit. All the exhibits are set out well and clearly labelled. Some may find the content of some of the jars too much to stomach (if you pardon the pun!) but this is truly a unique collection that should fascinate and educate in equal measures.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Located within the Royal College of Surgeons, this great little museum has a fantastic array of oddities from giant penises to Winston Churchills dentures, definitely worth a visit!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fascinating museum full of surgical instruments and dissected body parts in glass jars. The rooms are attractively set out and the exhibits well presented / clearly labelled - accompanying information boards provide an intriguing insight in to the history of surgery and explain the effects of disease on the human body. There is also a 'cabinet of curiosities' containing a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We found out about the museum by chance! Had a great few hours perusing the exhibits. An amazing number of displays. A great afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Came upon the Hunterian Museum quite by chance and as it was pouring with rain an excellent place to retreat to. For medical students or those wanting to delve deeper into the human body this is the place to go. Even those without that depth of interest will find this a most fascinating museum with skeletons of humans and insects... More 

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