Secrets & Oddities of the National Museum

Explore the odd acquisitions of the National Museum of Scotland in two special Obscura Day guided tours

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Join us for Obscura Day at the National Museum for two special tours highlighting objects in their collection that have a mysterious history. The tours will include a look at the tiny Arthur’s Seat Coffins - aka "The Murder Dolls" possibly tied to the 1827-1828 "anatomy Murders" committed by William Burke and William Hare, for the purpose of supplying fresh bodies to the local medical schools.



01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Attendance limit


National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland

Special instructions

There will be two special tours starting at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. First come, first served, so we suggest arriving early.

Meet at the designated tour meeting point in the Entrance Hall

Pack your camera! Photos are encouraged at the National Museum and we want to see them!