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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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Amazingly creepy

Visited for my college art course.Very educational trip. Could stay there for hours staring at the jars of organs. Very spacious museum and chairs available which is great for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Zoe S
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for my college art course.Very educational trip. Could stay there for hours staring at the jars of organs. Very spacious museum and chairs available which is great for elderly. Shame that you cant take pictures but peaceful place to draw. Would recommend to people that arent too squeemish.

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Birmingham, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was the building gorgeous, but the collection was fascinating. Jars of stuff that ranges from animals to foetuses. So interesting! Definitely worth a small donation.

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating place with loads of history and incredibly interesting exhibits. I have been a number of times and always with art students. They find it odd, creepy and bizarre and seem to like it. My favourite piece is near the door as you go in and is a couple of slabs of wood with a kind of... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few hours in London where I didn't have anything planned so before I came uesed Tripadvisor to find any free museums to vist and this one had very good reviews and was a 5 minute walk from where I had lunch with a friend. It was very well hidden but I am glad that I made the effort... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our nephews to this wonderful museum in London and it was our first visit. Having been a medical student I couldn't believe I hadn't visited before. A great tucked away secret museum near Holborn and FREE. Great for any budding medical, veterinary, zoology, dental, nursing students and those with a general interest in anything medical. I think you... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum experience started out so well and would have rounded off a perfect 65th birthday, London treat for my mum, had it not been for the SCUM bag who decided not to hand in her watch and bracelet that she accidentally left in the ladies basement toilet after refreshing herself on this hot day. Staff were EXCELLENT and checked... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this museum! Although it is relatively small and not widely recognised it was definitely worth the visit. If you're not squeamish and love something a bit different I would 100% recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a medical student so I really liked the place. The exhibits are very interesting if you like to see open body parts ( the giant skeleton especially). Really liked it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum blew us away with its absolutely phenomenal array of display subject which allow the viewer to experience mortality and come face to face with medical issues that we still face today. Being a volunteer paramedic I found sense In quite a lot of the medical terminology, but it is written in such a way that no visitor has... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little museum was so awesome! I love my oddities and seeing things in jars and skeletons. Im a huge fan of the spooky stuff. My friend on the other hand; not so much. If you like these sort of oddities I highly recommend going. The museum is free and located in the school for surgeons (it might be called... More 

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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