A Night at the Surgeons’ Hall Museum
Join us on Obscura Day for a special evening opening and readings from ‘Minds and Bodies’ with Poet Professor Marianne Boruch
Edinburgh, ScotlandGet tickets!
Surgeons' Hall houses one of the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the World. Developed as a teaching museum for students of medicine, its fascinating collections, including bone and tissue specimens, artefacts and works of art, have also been open to the public since 1832, making it Scotland’s oldest Museum.
In the History of Surgery Museum, you can trace the social history and the story of surgery in Scotland from 1505 to the present day through key figures and their innovations, the quest for medical knowledge and consequences of the Burke and Hare Murders.
The Pathology collection is displayed in the room for which William Playfair especially designed. The collections feature a wide range of specimens including; examples from the Greig Skull collection, displays on vascular trauma and disease, military history and the story of ‘The Real Sherlock Holmes’.
The Dental History section incorporates the outstanding collection of John Menzies Campbell, and is rated as one of the top three in Britain. The temporary exhibition for 2012 is ‘Watching on the Heights: The life and work of Joseph Lister’.
Tickets available from www.museum.rcsed.ac.uk
Time11:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)