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“Medical Minds” 4 of 5 stars
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Hunterian Museum
35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, England (Holborn)
44 (0) 20 7405 3474
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Ranked #63 of 2,331 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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“Medical Minds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This museum is free & parking is easily available around the square (meters).If you have a budding surgeon or are interested in the development of surgery, this is for you. There are also some interesting paintings and exhibits that are a bit freaky. Skeletons of dwarfs and giants can be found here & some really fascinating exhibits in glass jars. This musuem shows you how surgery progressed with the aid of dead bodies to disect. It also has a few videos going showing operations in progress - I'm not into blood & guts but my companion was really interested as she wants to be a surgeon. We obvioulsy have a lot to thank Hunter for regarding medical science breakthroughs.
Very Clean toilets on the bottom floor and a cloakroom. Interesting gifts in the giftshop. well worth a visit as this is totally free & there is also another free musuem on the other side of Lincolns Inn Fields (John Soanes house - see trip advisor reviews of this excentricts home)

Visited February 2013
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Interesting cases. A gritty bit from the history of medicine

Enough syphilitic bones for .... I dont know what, but lots of syphilis!

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“Go for some jars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is another worthwhile free attraction in the centre of London. The Hunterian Museum offers an interesting cast of the history of surgery in England. The tale of the development of surgery is made all the more fascinating by the vast collection of various body parts in jars. There is a body part for all areas of interest!! You can also throw an extended stare at the upright skeleton of a 7 foot 7 man. Once you get tired of looking up, you can check out the skeleton of a girl who barely passed 1 foot in height. I went into the Hunterian not having given much consideration to the life which surgery has taken and found this museum to be rewarding. I definitely recommend this attraaction.

Visited February 2013
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“Wonderful Oddities!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

It was easy to find plus the best part it was FREE! There were many interesting pieces, from paintings to preserved limbs! This is a half day attraction. Its fun and offers a plethora of coversation pieces. I HATED the fact that I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the museum. The ONLY reason I respected this rule was because it was free. If I'm paying I'm taking pictures regardless of rules. Anyways, We went to this museum in the morning, then lunch and went to United Grand Lodge England afterwards (it was close by-free tour).

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“Wow! Unique find in the heart of London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My ten year old son and I visited the museum on our recent trip to London. We were looking for a unique way to spend an hour or so one afternoon. He was beginning to tire of the non-stop royalty/history aspect of London. This museum really was a change of pace. The assortment of animal skeletons, organs, and surgical instruments was very interesting. The giant skeleton was of particular interest to my son. It might not be for everyone but we loved seeing the vast collection this museum has on display. Well worth a stop! Plus, its free!

Visited January 2013
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