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Hunterian Museum

Based on the medical specimens gathered by John Hunter, King George III’s physician, the Hunterian beckons curious visitors with a desire to escape from the tourist throng. Located within the Royal College of Surgeons, permanent displays and temporary exhibitions offer a brilliant showcase for the science and art of surgery being researched on site. Behind the pristine glass cabinets of the main room, eerie exhibits include Winston Churchill’s dentures and a gruesome mix of human and animal anatomical specimens. Here too you’ll find the skeleton of Irish giant Charles Byrne, which towers over the vast main hall. Alas, no respite upstairs as the accent is on the (potentially lethal) surgical techniques of the past.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn
WC2A 3PE
Tel: 020 7869 6560
Opening Times: Open Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm
Entry Charges: Admission free; suggested donation £3
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