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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh's Medical History

Enjoy this 5* walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town with Surgeons Hall Museums 

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Discover Edinburgh's world renowned medical history during a visit to the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement.

You will hear rare accounts of iconic writers, chloroform tea parties, pioneering women, grave robbing and of course Britain’s first serial killers, the infamous Burke and Hare. 

If that's not enough, you will hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Are you brave enough? 

Tours will last approximately 70mins and include free museum access from 10am-5pm on the day of your tour.

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Tours don't run everyday so please check their website for specific dates. 

Age restrictions: 10+

Smaller tour groups (max 12)
Guides will wear PPE face shields
Attendees are required to wear a face mask unless medically exempt