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Help build a new Hunterian Museum! 💙

February 10, 2017

Any budding doctors out there? Then your kids will love this museum !

What is The Hunterian Museum in London?


The Hunterian Museum houses one of the oldest collections of anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens in the UK and is based on the items assembled by John Hunter, surgeon and anatomist (1728-1793).

 The collection comprises more than 3,500 anatomical and pathological preparations, fossils, paintings and drawings and also includes specimens donated by Edward Jenner and Sir Joseph Banks. 

Exhibits at the Hunterian Museum include the skeleton of the 7ft 7in tall ‘Irish giant’ Charles Byrne, a collection of surgical instruments dating from the seventeenth century, carbolic sprays used by Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, the tooth of a megatherium (an extinct giant sloth) donated by Charles Darwin – and Winston Churchill’s dentures.

Looking for something fun to do this half term?

The Hunterian Museum in London is looking for families to take part in valuable audience research this February half-term.
If you are a family who hasn’t visited the Hunterian museum before – but would like to – and you have at least one child in the 7-11 age range, would you be happy to work with the museum and use your family visit to help them find out more about your visitor experience as a family – so that the museum can put this information towards the new museum that will open in 2020?

The museum asks that you allow up to 2 hours for the visit, though you won’t need to stay the full time – unless you want to! Your visit will be observed by one of the museum staff researchers and then they will give you some refreshments and ask you about your time in the museum.

All families get a ‘goody bag’ and museum guidebooks worth £5 each to say thank you.

Observations will take place from Tuesday 14th-Saturday 18th February 2017, 10am-5pm

If you would like to take part, please contact Beth Astridge on bastridge@rcseng.ac.uk to timetable in your visit.

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