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Medical Museum Glasgow

Medical Museum Glasgow

If you are looking for the Medical Museum Glasgow then you must be looking for “The Hunterian”. This fabulous collection has been recognised as a ‘Collection of National Significance’. The Hunterian medical museum was founded back in 1807 and has amassed one of the largest collections outside of national museums. The Hunterian has a mission to be the central resource, allowing students, scholars and tourists access to some of the most important cultural resources in Scotland.


Part of the University of Glasgow

The Hunterian is part of Glasgow University and actually consists of 8 different locations and is not just the Medical Museum Glasgow.

The Museums include:

  1. Hunterian Museum

    This museum houses William Hunters original collection and much more besides. With stunning displays of archaeology, palaeontology, geology, zoology, entomology, ethnography and numismatics. Alongside a highly acclaimed permanent galleries dedicated to Roman material from the Antonine Wall, the history of medicine in the west of Scotland and Lord Kelvin’s scientific instruments. The Museum is Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm, Closed Mondays and has free admission.

    The Hunterian Museum
    The Hunterian Museum
  2. Hunterian Art Gallery

    The first Museum in British history to have a gallery of paintings. This museum is world famous for its Whistler and Mackintosh collections. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm, Closed Mondays. Admission to the Art Gallery is free. Admission charge for The Mackintosh House and some special exhibitions

    Hunterian Art Gallery
    Hunterian Art Gallery
  3. The Mackintosh House

    This modern day looking house is actually a copy of the house that the Mackintoshes lived in between 1906 to 1914. Open from Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm, Closed Mondays, this is attached to the Art Gallery and there is a charge for entry to help maintain the property.

    The Mackintosh House
    The Mackintosh House
  4. Hunterian Zoology Museum

    Located in the Graham Kerr building, the Hunterian Zoology Museum has a collection like no other. From ‘cuddly’ koala to the worms that live in the gut of a horse. The astonishing diversity of the animal kingdom is fantastically displayed. There are even some live animals too! Open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm and free admission.

    Hunterian Zoology Museum
    Hunterian Zoology Museum
  5. Anatomy Museum

    This museum shows William Hunter’s amazing collection of specimens. Cleverly combined to show all aspects of human form and function. The Museum allows visitors to reflect over Dr Hunters lifelong successful career as a pioneering anatomist and obstetrician. The Medical Museum Glasgow is part of the medical School of Glasgow and generally not open to the public. However you can make an appointment.

    Anatomy Museum
    Anatomy Museum
  6. Country Surgeon Micro Museum

    Located in the Wolfson Medical Building of the Glasgow Medical School. This museum tells the story of James Bouglas, a country Doctor for nearly sixty years working in Carluke. Dr Bouglas was responsible for tending to the sick and carrying out surgery. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with free admission.

    Country Surgeon Micro Museum
    Country Surgeon Micro Museum
  7. Kelvin Hall (Public Spaces)

    Home of ‘The Hunterian Collection Study Centre‘. This amazing location offers innovative object-based research, teaching and training for a wide educational audience. Open Monday – Friday 6.30am – 10.00pm, Saturday 8.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 8.00am – 8.00pm and free admission.

    Medical Museum Glasgow
    Medical Museum Glasgow
  8. The Hunterian in the South

    Actually in the University Dumfries Campus. This Museum showcases some of the amazing research exhibits rotated from the other museums. Entry is free and it is open Monday – friday with reduced hours on saturday.

    Hunterian in the south
    Hunterian in the south



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Edinburgh Medical Museum

Edinburgh Medical Museum

Planning a trip to Edinburgh? Then have you thought of visiting this Edinburgh Medical Museum?

Well, technically it is three museums. You see the Surgeons’ Hall Museums are owned and operated by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This includes the Wohl Pathology Museum, the History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection.

Founded in 1505, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Medical Museum started as a teaching museum for medical students. The fascinating collections included tissue and bone specimens and well as artefacts and works of art. The museum started to grow significantly after 1699. This is believed to be due to an increase in curiosity and public acceptance. The museum expanded further in the 1800’s when the famous surgeon Sir Charles Bell and anatomist John Barclay’s remarkable personal collections were added.

One of the oldest museums in Scotland, the Surgeons Hall Museums have been open to the public since 1832. Home to one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the world, the Whole Pathology Museum is an absolute must see if you have a medical interest and are visiting Edinburgh.

For further information please visit the official Surgeons Hall Museums website

Edinburgh Medical Museum
Edinburgh Medical Museum

If you are looking for more information on Medical Museums in the UK or around the world. Please take a look at our Medical Museum page.



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Getting ready for Med School

Have you just got into Medical School? Planning to move to a new city for a new adventure as you start one of toughest courses in the world? There is a lot to think about during this busy and chaotic time but don’t worry. We are here with a helpful list of what you need to take with you!



Firstly Congratulations! You have beaten thousands of other applicants to get your place. I wish I could say the hard part is done but then you wouldn’t be happy. As a medical student you probably have an ‘A’ type personality and as much as you may think you would like an easy life, you would be bored!


Get ready for the hard slog

So, over the next 4, 5 or more years you should be ready to work hard and party hard. Medics are renowned for being the life and soul of the party (everyone loves a medic) while also being the ones who are sat up at 3am on a week day studying for that big exam next week. In the first year of University you will most likely be staying in ‘Halls’. This article is based around the things you will need to survive the first 4 weeks.


Where am I?

So you are moving to a new place that you don’t know, the first few weeks are going to be lost to you as you find the 3 most important locations, the uni, the pub and the supermarket (to buy cheaper alcohol before you go to the pub). To find your nearest pub then visit The Pub Finder.


Important Points:

  1. Remember to pack light. You will be moving into a small room until June and then moving out again. Try to limit yourself to a maximum of 2 boxes, 2 suitcases and your bedding.
  2. Check your room contents. Each uni has a different room set up. You may have a shared kitchen that may have a kettle and some cookware. You should also check the amount of storage space as point 1 may mean you should reduce your requirements.

So what do I need?

In General:


ID – This could be your passport or driving licence (if you have one). You can have other types of ID but these are the most widely accepted. It is really useful to have both as often you will need photo ID AND proof of address. Finding an acceptable proof of address document is a pain in the back side if you can’t use your driving licence.

University Documents – This will be anything regarding university that has any personal information on it and can include your acceptance letter, accommodation information, course details and admission letter.

Bank details – You will be using you bank a lot during this time. Your debit card and also your bank information is vital. You may also have a cheque book, if you have it then bring it with you. Most shops do not accept cheques however often they are very useful for club memberships and the like.

Passport Photos – You may need these for ID cards or applications. This can often be left until you need them at Uni but if you have any left from your driving licence and/or passport, then bring them along.


For your Room:


Well the most important stuff you probably already have, but you may want to refresh slightly. For example if you still have your Transformers duvet cover, you may want to change it! Maybe consider something like this Periodic Table Science Duvet. Of course you may want new PillowsDuvet and Bed sheets. Finally consider a mattress protector! You will be drinking a lot during your time at university. Even the best of us can end up having a bit more than they realise. I am sure I don’t need to go any further than that…


PC – At the very least you should have a laptop. Desktop computers are great, but they are not portable. You can’t take your desktop to lectures! The next hard choice is what laptop to get! If you are looking for a low cost, light and portable laptop then consider this Notebook PC. If your budget is a bit more flexible and quality is more your requirement then consider the apple MacBook Air.

TV – Very few could survive university without being able to just tune out and watch some TV. You may just watch catch up tv on your laptop. But if not then this 20″ TV for under £100 is small and cost effective. If you are feeling really lazy you may want to also consider getting an Voice Remote Amazon Fire Stick!

Games Console – Games consoles are great for relaxing but can also be an awesome addition to your pre going out drinks! Check out these Games Consoles.

Alarm Clock & Music – When you have been studying until 3am and you don’t have your mum to come in and give you a kick to wake you up anymore, then an alarm clock that can also double as a sound system is vital!

Extension Leads! – Never underestimate the number of plug sockets you will need. Not only this but know they will never be where you need them. So grab at least 1 extension cable (with surge protection).

Desk Lamp – You are going to spend a lot of time sat studying. You really shouldn’t do this sat on your bed. Your room should have a desk already in it and some may even come with a desk lamp, however if you don’t have one then check out this awesome Chemical Jar Lamp. Or really Geek up your room with a Medical Supplies Neon Sign.

Printer – Although not vital these can be very useful for printing out your notes, graphs, images to plaster around the walls of your room when cramming for the big exam.


For Studying

Pens – You are going to need to make old fashioned notes on actual paper. It’s not always possible to have your laptop in either clinical or lab environments. The pen is mightier than the sword, so your next option is your weapon of choice. Do you want a high quality re-fillable pen, a huge selection of Bic pens or if you would like to really be different then check out our syringe pens.

Notes – You will need to make a lot of notes that will be vital for revision over the next couple of years. There are a lot of things you will need including: Note Pads, refill pads, folders, dividers and sticky notes. If you would like to be totally unique, then you could consider the Science notebooks and the plaster sticky notes.

Bag – Carrying around all your really heavy text books, your notes and your laptop is no easy task. You will need a big strong bag. Your laptop will hold your vital assignments and therefore you need to keep it protected. Some people will get a separate bag just for their laptop. You need to make sure at the very least your laptop is not in the same compartment and is protected from any liquids that you put in your bag. Apple care doesn’t cover you for spilling your drink on your laptop!


Personal items

Skin care products – Do you normally use Gatineau? There are some great deals here.