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“MORNING VISIT TO THE HUNTERIAN” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hunterian Museum

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
Howick, South Africa
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“MORNING VISIT TO THE HUNTERIAN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A museum of particular interest to medical people and those looking for the unusual. Not every one's cup of tea and definitely not for young children.

Visited November 2012
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“Weird”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

You need a strong stomach to view some of the pieces here. It is a very interesting museum, but it is certainly not for families or the weak of heart. There are lots of body parts and medical curios and the collection is a window into early anatomical research.

It wasn't really our thing, but we appreciated its historical value.

Visited July 2013
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amesbury,wilts
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“brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

if your an armchair anatomist or work in a hospital like me, you will still be astounded by what's in the jars on display .
from half a cancerous face to foetuses from conception to birth..
brilliant!!

Visited May 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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“Thrilling to medical nerds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Other people may find this museum to be gross, but it has so much information about illness, recovery, surgery, and many different samples for many interests. There is also a screen in which you can choose to ach a video of a surgery close up. It was one of the lesser known things to do in London, but definitely one of my favorites

Visited May 2013
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“Like your uncle's garage sale ...but fascinating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

You'll leave this museum with some lovely (if not morbid) party facts. Plus, the gory parts are tactfully done, so you'll be able to eat your lunch. If you're a sap like this reviewer, you'll send all your doctor friends a text message, thanking them for their contribution to ameliorating the pains of the human condition. There's a lot of stuff behind the glass (hence the garage sale feel), but if you're feeling overwhelmed focus on the elephantiasis feet and venereal disease pieces. You'll be happy to quit after that :) Do try to visit!

Visited June 2013
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