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Anatomical Museum

26 September 2021 (Online)

25 September 2021 (Online)


The collection of the Anatomical Museum consists of approximately 12,000 objects, which illustrate the story of 300 years of teaching Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh.

About one third of the museum’s collection is related to pathology, anatomy and comparative anatomy (zoology). This includes anatomical models, skeletal remains, dried preparations and specimens preserved in spirit.

The rest of the collection includes phrenological, pharmacological and forensic material as well as anatomical illustrations and other artworks.

Digital Resources

Anatomical Museum Virtual Tour

Malcolm MacCallum, Anatomical Museum Curator, takes us through a brief history of the museum and some of the unique objects on display in this virtual tour. 

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson

Building Date: 1874

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9AG