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“Really interesting - worthwhile to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hunterian Museum

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 #19 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Florida
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“Really interesting - worthwhile to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a small museum with lots of artifacts on display. Very interesting but not for the faint of heart! Anyone interested in anatomy/zoology should pay a visit – after all it is free and not too far from the British Museum which is another must see. I thought the set-up and sign of the exhibits and artifacts was really well planned and easy to navigate though. It was really interesting to see all the items that have been accumulated by the museum over time.

Visited July 2013
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“Breathtaking and Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Honestly one of the most fascinating museum experiences I've ever had. Far from the traditional tourist spots in London, this museum boasts an incomprehensible and massive collection of anatomical specimen and oddities. Definitely a must-see for medical professionals, medical illustrators, or those into the grotesque and macabre.

Visited August 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Educative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is to for the faint hearted.all those one ted with the medical profession ,current anf future doctors you are sure to enjoy it.
A very worthy experience .

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“fascinating but gruesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Just make sure you are prepared to stare at pickled organs, animals and foetuses before you go. I love this museum, it is free, minutes from Covent Garden, never busy and just fascinating. Really interesting exhibits, I always find something new!

Visited July 2013
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“A trip to the Hunterian Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This museum was fantastic and totally different to anything I've ever seen. As Science teachers we were fascinated by the exhibits - a skeleton of a giant, the skull of a child who had hydrocephalus, many internal organs, some of which were diseased. I was amazed by the dissection and preservation on timber displays of a full human arterial system, a full venous system and also a full nervous system, all achieved over 100 years ago. It must have been a painstakingly slow and tedious task, but William and John Hunter learnt so much about the human body from their dissections. I could rave all day about this place. Better than any museum I've ever seen, and I'm not a museum buff.

Visited July 2013
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