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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 #39 of 1,096 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The hunterian is maybe the coolest museum I ever visited. Want to see weird dead stuff in jars? Then you have to go there! As well as being weird and for some maybe a bit gross the exhibition is very interesting and educational. My favorites were the perfectly preserved human fetuses in different stages of development, something I don't think... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

First, I'm not sure why it recommends over 3 hours for visiting. This place is magnificent but unless you take the time to read EVERY single label there's no way it will take you three hours. Second be warned, when you enter the building it's a bit awkward because there is a security gate. Just ask for a pass to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fascinating! A great place to visit, especially if you are a student of anatomy and physiology. Some really interesting exhibits and artefacts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Besides the collection of John Hunter's there is the history of surgery here from when they broke from the barbers to modern times You will see pathology here that you won't see elsewhere- and if you are a doctor with an interest in history of medicine, this iis where you must be. If you are not a doctor, and anatomy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an amazing collection of medical history that everyone should stop and see. Centrally located in a Medical school, they have pieces that go back to the start of modern medicine. For those who are squeamish you might have a little trouble with some of the exhibitions, but most will be just fine. The staff is very nice and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This little gem is hidden in The Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln Fields Inn and is a must see if you are interested in medical history .Admission is free but there is a small charge for an audio guide which was well worth having .Highly recommend it .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Hunter was himself a medic and a man of such breadth of enquiry that some of his methods would have found him in serious ethical committee hot water in this day and age! He was an Enlightenment gent, and this is a portion of the immense collection he put together that dealt with all aspects of medicine, pathology and anatomy.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Good cheap outing... It is very interesting seeing all the human and aninal body parts... Rare thing to be able to see learnt a lot

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

this museum has it all, skeletal remains with all kinds of diseases, fetuses in jars, a nice part of surgical history and much more to keep the medical history enthousiast going for about 1-2 hours. entrance is free and its located in a really pretty building. a few doors down there is the courthouse, wich you can visit as well.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Amazing collection of biological specimens, with interesting information about the history of surgery. Small collection; much was destroyed by the Blitz, but still worth an hour or so if you're in the neighborhood.

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