Visit our Anatomical Museum

On our open days we are free to visit with advance booking required for entry.

The entrance of the Anatomical Museum

The Anatomical Museum at the University of Edinburgh opened in 1884 and still forms an integral part of the ‘Old Medical School’ designed by Robert Rowan Anderson. The museum has one of the largest and best preserved collections of anatomy in Scotland, as well as the skeleton of the serial killer William Burke. The specimens and preparations on display have helped to teach anatomy to students for 300 years.

Please note: The museum and lecture theatre have limited accessibility for people with restricted mobility. In the event of an emergency, visitors must be able to self-evacuate using stairs. Please contact the museum directly at if you require further information.


Go to our museum pages (below) to find out more about our museum, collections, events and open days.

Anatomical Museum website