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Hunterian Museum, London

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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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  • The least we can say, it's that this Museum (free) out of the ordinary! It may be an overview of the advances in medicine and research... Over the windows with skeletons and other jars of formaldehyde, which contain human or animal, healthy or not parts. Informative, even for novices in this area. Some jars might impress the faint-hearted, so better avoid eating just before the visit. But, in my opinion, the visit of the Hunterian Museum is accessible to the greatest number. We learn a lot of things, in a surprising universe. Avoid the afternoon if you want to visually dissecting windows safely.
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  • On the recommendation from a friend, we decided to drop by the Hunterian Museum of a Saturday afternoon. Beautifully laid out and fascinating, the museum is perfect for the more morbid or anatomically...  more »
  • Amazingly different museum find. Free entry but not for the squeamish! Many human and animal specimens stored in jars. Particularly important for students doing medical research I imagine.  more »
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  • This place is amazing. It's easy to get to and never too busy. Really interesting and loads of samples and they don't dumb it down for you.
  • I was intrigued by it. I recommend to go at least once in your life to a museum like this. It made me realize how lucky and complex or bodies are. Definitely not for light-headed people.
  • Different to any other museum in London. Not for the faint hearted. Could be a bit better displayed, though i guess this is what the upcoming refurb is for!
  • Very interesting visit. Good day out if you're interested in anatomy or like morbid interesting things. Very thought provoking and enlightening
  • Fascinating collection. I feel it could be better dated, though. Excellent display of specimens and beautiful pieces, really. No photography allowed in the area.. Some say it is not for the weak of heart. It isn't. Please don't being children nor the squirmish. Unfriendly staff. They either ignore or sneer, kind of like Ryanair staff, just that they are not getting you anywhere, even if you're paying them. You can tell they don't want you to be there. I'll have to say, there was a nice chap with glasses who did not want to dissect us and pickle us and actually managed a smile! Bravo!