Hunterian Museum, London
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Explore the oldest museum in Scotland. Founded in 1807, Hunterian Museum is home to over a million items ranging from meteorites to mummies and the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Inspect scientific instruments, Roman artifacts, one of the top numismatic collections, ethnographic objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages, and a major art collection. Take a free guided tour of Mackintosh House, learn about the diversity of the animal kingdom in the Zoology Museum, explore all aspects of human form and function at the Anatomy Museum, and be sure to stop in at the Hunterian Art Gallery. By using our London tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Hunterian Museum and other attractions in London.
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We went to this museum because it sounded interesting and we thought a smaller museum would be less exhausting to visit. We had a little difficulty in locating the museum but that was more likely to b... read more »
It is a fascinating place to visit if you like biology, medicine and subjects like those. But, if you are a little bit faint hearted this is not the best place you can vsit in London. Dissected and pr... read more »
There's something vaguely Gothic about the Hunterian Museum...two floors of jars containing various body parts, skeletons galore, surgical instruments from ancient times to the present day...it could ... read more »
Fascinating museum with thousands of animal and human specimens. Really thorough examination of anatomy as well as various illnesses and uncommon disorders. Museum is completely free and staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Regular talks are also held (once again completely free). Overall an educational and enjoyable day out but perhaps not one for small children or the weak stomached.
Extremely fascinating and so much to see. Defo worth visiting if you're interested in anatomy. Some gruesome yet mesmerising specimens. One of the little gems of london.
Loved the experience and the collection is vast! Definitely worth checking out if you're interested remotely in the human body. A little let down by the dated technology used on the screens however the huge collection makes up for this - something for everyone
Be prepared for a macabre day out. Firstly this reminds me of a Channel 4 show: "Autopsy, Life and Death" which was presented by a German chap Dr Gunther von Hagens who wore a Freddy Krueger style felt hat. It was kind of surreal to watch this German anatomist and then pathologist Professor John Lee chopping up Cadavers on TV!! So back to the Hunterian Museum for more of the same. This is not the sort of place for the squeamish but rest assured you will really start to learn a bit about anatomy and physical sciences. A most strange collection of jars/specimens and all manner of things related to surgery. I am someone who holds education and learning as a matter of the utmost importance and if you want to be educated in something a little bit extraordinary the Hunterian will be the 'place to go' Totally absorbing, sometimes a bit mind blowing, but rest assured you will never forget this experience.
This collection is very interesting. Every segment is an adventure trough your own imagination. The guy working there is really nice, if you're lucky, you can see his collection of snakes, chameleons and toads.
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