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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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A museum with a difference but not for the squeamish. It draws from the collection of 18th-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter has one of the most thorough anatomical and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A museum with a difference but not for the squeamish. It draws from the collection of 18th-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter has one of the most thorough anatomical and pathological displays in England. An amazing collection and well worth the visit. Free to enter

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I would not have discovered this museum if it weren't for TripAdvisor. Well worth spending an hour if you have any interest in this sort of thing! It wasn't busy at all and got a very friendly welcome from the staff there.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited in the afternoon of Tuesday 21st July. Daniel (age 9) found it absolutely fascinating. We spent a good couple of hours wandering about the various body parts and organs in bottles. Staff were friendly and helpful. Most definitely worth a visit - though wouldn't recommend for very young children.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

All those specimen bottles full of various animals and animal bits wouldn't be out of place in a Hammer House of Horrors movie.Gruesome - but if you are squeamish then why would you ever track down this place. Me - I loved it - especially the beautifully told story of the history of both medicine and of society's understanding of... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This Museum is an absolute must if you have any interest in the human body or animals body's! Body's In general and don't be squeamish! Put his place is 100% fascinating and one of the best museums I have ever been in! So much to see and something's take your breath away, every one can learn something from here. Not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you have ever wondered what you (or other animals/plants) look like on the inside, then the Hunterian Museum is the place to go for 3-4 hours. On the other hand, if you have a very weak stomach, then this is one to skip. I thoroughly enjoyed the displays, especially the intricate blood system of a newborn. There are a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This museum is not for the faint hearted. There are lots of critters and organs in jars. In fact nearly everything is in a jar, unless its been stuffed or its skeleton has been wired and hung up for display. It's odd, quirky even, but its lots of fun, a guide gave myself and a few friends a tour -... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

It shares the same building as The Royal College of Surgeons. The museum is only on two levels but you can easily spend a whole morning here. Next to the British Museum I found this so fascinating - in particular the babies in jars - from conception down to full term. On exhibit includes equipment that surgeons used centuries ago.... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

... if these names mean nothing to you then you've yet to discover three of the weirdest and the best small museums in London. They're all free and each provide quirky 5-star entertainment for a couple of hours. Leave your squeamishness at home/hotel and prepare to be shocked, fascinated and educated by these wonderful collections. A small warning to parents:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went here with college as I studied dance and the human body, the museum is interesting and I definitely would return back as there was so much to see and take it. If you can get past the fact they're people that once were alive you'll see how amazing the human body is!! Worth a visit, be prepared for... More 

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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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