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      October 26, 2019

      Saturday   2:00 PM (on various days)

      Nicolson Street
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH8 9DW

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

      "Blood and Guts walking tour was amazing! We loved the tour guide, all the history and stories we heard. It was also awesome to walk around the museum afterwards.” ***** Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town. We will take you through the highs and lows of Edinburgh’s world renowned medical history. Discover the intrigues, rivalries and dedication to the cause as our guide leads you through the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement.   Drawn from the archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you will hear little known accounts of iconic writers, chloroform tea parties, pioneering women, grave robbing and of course Britain’s first serial killers the infamous Burke and Hare. Hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.  Tours will last approximately 70mins and include free museum access from 10am-5pm on the day of your tour. Meeting Point: Please arrive in good time for you tour. Your guide will meet you at the entrance to Surgeons Hall Museums (in front of the hand sculpture) Please note that this is a walking tour, which will be partially outdoors. Please dress accordingly. Not all the sites we visit are dog friendly and therefor we admit assistance dogs only.   Age Guidance: Age 10+ Feedback  “The Blood & Guts tour was a fantastic afternoon walking around some of Edinburgh's fascinating yet dark and macabre historical landmarks, brought to life by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! We did the tour as a couple, but would highly recommend to all ages.” ***** “Had a great time on @surgeonshall ‘Blood and Guts’ walking tour around Edinburgh! Our guide Eliza was very knowledgeable so definitely check it out if you get the chance!” 

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      This event repeats on various days: Nov 16, Nov 17, Nov 23

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.