Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

The Hunterian Museum collections have been brought together over four centuries by a cast of colourful characters including the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793). They are a fascinating mix of human and animal anatomy and pathology specimens, wax teaching models, surgical and dental instruments as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture.

Reopened in 2005 after a £3.2 million refurbishment, permanent displays and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions encourage visitors to explore the science and art of surgery. Visit for more information.

The Hunterian Museum also features in our Learning section.

Contact Us

Hunterian Museum at The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Tel. 0207 869 6560
NGT: 18001 020 7869 6560

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Advanced booking is required for groups of eight or more (guided tours are available - charges apply)
The MacRae Gallery: Room to Discover can be reserved for teaching sessions, workshops and seminars

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-17:00
Closed Christmas-New Year, Good Friday and Easter Saturday (see museum website for details)

Free admission, donations welcome
Free curator's tour every Wednesday at 13:00

Disabled access (see museum website for details)

Holborn, Temple


Events at the Hunterian for July-December

Visit the website to find out about our events with lunchtime lectures, family-friendly activities and special evening events.


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