Anatomical Museum


The museum contains the skeletons and other remains from some famous and infamous people from Scottish history including the serial killer William Burke, ‘Bowed’ Joseph and John Howison, the ‘Cramond Murderer’.

William Burke

Serial killer hanged in 1829 for his part in the West Port murders.

William Hare

Serial killer who avoided conviction by giving evidence against William Burke in 1829

John Howison

The Curious Case of the Cramond murderer of 1832

Bowed Joseph

The man who tamed the Edinburgh "Beast"

George Buchanan

Scholar and tutor to James VI