University of Edinburgh, Anatomy Museum

The Anatomical Museum, founded and developed by the Monro dynasty, flourished under Sir William Turner, Professor of Anatomy from 1867 to 1903, and Principal of the University from 1903 to 1917. Turner had broad interests in evolution and comparative anatomy and built up the impressive collections displayed.

The splendid museum hall was at the heart of the new Medical School designed by the architect Robert Rowand Anderson. It opened with great ceremony in 1884.

In the 1950s, the three storey museum hall was reduced to a single upper storey which still survives as museum.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

OPen days throughout the year. Please see museum website for more details

Admission charges

Free, donations welcome.

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Medicine

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Polar Adventure: Explorations in Geology

  • 13 May 2016 3-4pm

Come along and learn from our adventurous Geologists and discover some of the collections they have brought home from their intrepid expeditions! Examples of material from the Geology Collection of the University of Edinburgh will be on display.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/polar-adventure/

Hidden Gems - Mathematical Jewellery Workshop

  • 13 May 2016 6-7:30pm

Express your creativity at this fascinating workshop where you can make some stunning jewellery. Discover how maths can be used to make things beautiful, and then put this theory into practice by creating your very own maths inspired fashion accessory. This is BYOB event so bring along your favourite tipple and let your imagination flow.

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/hidden-gems/

Adventures with Dark Edinburgh

  • 13 May 2016 8-9:30pm

Come and join us for a talk on how to create stunning images in Edinburgh given by the man behind Dark Edinburgh photography. The talk will be followed by the chance for a small group to attend a short practical workshop and adventurous tour (weather dependent). We'll round off the evening in an Edinburgh pub. Find out more about Dark Edinburgh photography http://www.darkedinburgh.co.uk/.

Admission

Lecture: free, tour: £5

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/adventures-with-dark-edinburgh/

Adventures in Art - Earth and Beyond

  • 14 May 2016 1-2pm

Let our Art Collection take you on a trip around the world and elsewhere. We will travel back to 1st century Gandhara, through to 16th century Florence before coming back home to Edinburgh. We will also look at how to collect an art work that won't exist for another hundred years and how to tell the time on Mars.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/adventures-in-art/

Ani-Adventure

  • 14 May 2016 3-5pm

Come and join us for an animation adventure! Find out how everyone (even you!) can make an animation using some images, a camera and a record player. You can create your own animation and see it come to life on the screen. How will it turn out? No-one really knows until they see the final product, that's part of the adventure!

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/ani-adventure/

Question Your Perception - An Evening of Microadventures

  • 14 May 2016 8-11pm

Chanel you inner Indiana Jones and join us for a jam-packed evening of fun and adventurous entertainment at Teviot Row House as we ask you to Question Your Perceptions. Take part in a series of 'micro-adventures' over the course of the evening, where you be challenged to re-think your perceptions of museums, libraries, eating bugs(!), exhibitions, the taste of rum, photography, magic, the history of chocolate, conservation and much more! This one off spectacular event will inspire and astonish you - expect to expand your horizons while exploring the unique collections and activities of the University. As if that wasn't enough the night will end with a time travelling disco and don't forget to dress to impress in an adventure-themed outfit!

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/question-your-perception/

Adventures in Human Being

  • 15 May 2016

Join award-winning author and University of Edinburgh alumnus, Gavin Francis, for our adventurous grand finale! Venture into unchartered territories as you tour the human body and start exploring the University's wonderful anatomy collections, featuring exhibitions from across the world!

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/adventures-in-being-human/

We're not in Kirkcaldy anymore: Scottish adventures in medicine

  • 15 May 2016

Throughout history, medical men and women have often found themselves at the forefront of exploration. During the First World War, doctors and nurses were sent to the battlefield with little knowledge of what might be in store for them. Even closer to home, chaotic conditions in military hospitals were a world away from medicine in peacetime. In this presentation we will use Edinburgh medical archives to uncover some dramatic and brave adventures which helped shape the modern world of medical treatment.

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/scottish-adventures-in-medicine/

Buried Treasure in the Archives

  • 15 May 2016

In this event we will take an adventurous journey through the archives of the University of Edinburgh. Expect the unexpected as we hear of quests to discover new lands, maybe uncover some mysteries and stories of daring intrigue!

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/buried-treasure-in-the-archives/

A Musical Journey

  • 15 May 2016

Travel to India with a lesson on the sitar. Join us for a group lesson where each participant will learn an Indian raga on their own instrument. The class requires no prior musical experience or ability to read music. Please note, this class requires participants to sit cross-legged on the floor so please wear comfortable and appropriate clothing.

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/a-musical-journey/

University of Edinburgh, Anatomy Museum
Department of Anatomy
University Medical School
Teviot Place
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH8 9AG
Scotland

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Website

www.anatomy.mvm.ed.ac.uk/museum/index.php

E-mail

mvm@ed.ac.uk

Telephone

0131 242 9300

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