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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
Phone Number: 44 (0) 20 7405 3474
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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we visited here on the 21st july 2016 and wow what an exciting interesting place this was thousand of exhibits concerning anatomy and bodily development and growth also a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we visited here on the 21st july 2016 and wow what an exciting interesting place this was thousand of exhibits concerning anatomy and bodily development and growth also a great insight into diseases we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learnt so much we both give this wonderful collection in a very well planned comfortable setting a massive thumbs up :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a museum that is both unusual and outstanding, it would be hard to top the Hunterian. It is the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, and it is filled with samples both normal and bizarre, including many from humans. I especially enjoyed an exhibit on the history of surgery, which started with the most primitive of interventions, which... More 

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Lancefield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not something on our itinerary, but recommended by a local taxi driver, so in we went. It was indeed fascinating, if somewhat gruesome and this is one of those museums where you need to go more than once to take it all in. A real learning experience.

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Alvaston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have a curious mind, are not squeamish and are looking for something a bit different this place is for you! Amazing!!!

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great free attraction in Lincolns Inn Fields. It would appeal to most people although you need to have a strong constitution for some of the exhibits. Would appeal to children who like a bit of gore though! Well worth a look around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If like us you've done the London attractions a dozen times over the years, I would recommend you visit this quirky little place. Just a stone's throw from Covent Garden you can enter a different world of quiet history and bizarre exhibits. I do have an interest in things medical and not being in the least squeamish I really enjoyed... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is housed in the Royal Academy of Surgeons - do NOT forget to check in at the reception desk to get your visitor's badge! It is on the second level and spreads out over two levels and is much more extensive than I first thought. If you want body arts on display, from humans to zebras; if parts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum comes from the personal collection of a Victorian surgeon and was originally intended as a teaching tool for other medical professionals. If you're interested in anatomy and medical curiosities this is a great place for you. It's not for the faint of heart though. The second floor even included video presentations of surgeries. A lot of the collection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not only one of the most beautiful buildings in Glasgow and seems like came from a Harry Potter movie. The collection that can be seen here is very interesting. History, history of medicine and nature are the main subjects of the collect and there are sometimes special exhibitions. Entry is free so get there and enjoy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came her last week as a end of course trip with the uni. All of us are just to qualify to be ODPs and were able to go into the anatomy and pathology are. This was amazing unique collection of body parts and how diseases affect it. It's not for the faint hearted but it is great for those with... More 

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