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Hunterian Museum

The museum will reopen in 2021.

Based at the Royal College of Surgeons building in London, The Hunterian Museum is a collection of John Hunter’s work bought by the UK government in 1799. This outstanding collection contains around 3,500 specimens, which has helped to create one of the worlds best museums focused on anatomy, osteology, pathology and natural history.

Contributions have arrived from notable figures such as Joseph Banks, King George III and Queen Charlotte and Edward Jenner. Charles Byrne’s skeleton - dubbed the ‘Irish Giant’ - also forms part of the collection. It truly is a one-of-a-kind museum and one that has to be experienced in the flesh to appreciate its scope and depth.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln''s Inn Fields

Tel: 020 7869 6560
Opening Times: The museum will reopen in 2021
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