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 https://museum.rcsed.ac.uk
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