Hunterian Museum


Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm


The Hunterian Museum is named after its founder John Hunter (1728-1793), a distinguished surgeon, anatomist and collector of anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens which are on display in this museum.

Part of the collection includes over 500 animal species (including elephants, bees, starfish and scorpions) and examples of the human body with diseases and injuries which are used to help teach medical students. There are also paintings, drawings, surgical instruments and sculptures. A small area of the museum is dedicated to medical surgery and there is a range of activities for all ages.

Hunterian Museum
Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

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