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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
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Not for the faint hearted..

This museum was very interesting indeed however it has real body parts in jars & this is not for the faint hearted.I was in here over an hour & a half,I could have spent longer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was very interesting indeed however it has real body parts in jars & this is not for the faint hearted.I was in here over an hour & a half,I could have spent longer. This show's tumour & growths also shows operations removing these's.No photography is allowed for obvious reasons.Not really for children.well worth a visit if you like... More 

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Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent about an hour here marvelling at the exhibits. Some stools wd be nice to sit while reading about all the amazing things on show. The suffering some of those people must have suffered was awful. Thank goodness for antibiotics and modern medicine.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition belongs to Royal College of Surgeons and is full of medical curiosities for example 230cm skeleton o Irish Giant - Charles Byrne. The museum is pretty small but absolutely amazing. I would recommend to find out more about the founder of the exhibition - John Hunter who was a pioneering surgeon. It's more interesting when we know something... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, this is something you don't see every day. I've seen a similar exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Vancouver, BC, which seems to have a lot more specimen than the Hunterian when it comes to animals, but this one has a large amount of human specimen, which is a bit creepy but very interesting at the same... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this museum a little gruesome in places but it was very interesting to see exhibits showing things within the body. Free admittance.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to go as it's relevant to our jobs. So many beautifully displayed specimens. Not for the squeamish though!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hunterian will close on May 20, 2017 and re-open in summer 2020, after a massive renovation of the Royal College of Surgeons, so if you can, visit it before its closure, as it will move even within the building, and the atmosphere will no doubt be quite different. As they say, a small and perfectly formed place, which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 20-year-old son was totally consumed by the collection and well-displayed exhibits, here. It a simple museum of anatomy, with human and animal dissections, as well as other things. If one has a good constitution, this museum is a must to see, and out of the ordinary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not for everyone but if you have an interest in anatomy this is the place. Collected at a time when people were not so sensitive there are items that you won't see in modern times.

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Alfold, Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to look at, highly recommended, but not for those with a weak stomach. Didn't have time to see it all, so that means a return trip sometime soon.

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