Museums and galleries

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates

Some University buildings are now open. For the latest information and advice see: Coronavirus updates

Physical access to our museums and collections may be unavailable due to the Covid-19 outbreak, but there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy our collections from the comfort of your own home.

anatomical museum doors with elephant skeletons

The collection consists of 12,000 objects and specimens that tell the story of 300 years of anatomical teaching at the University of Edinburgh.

Centre for Research Collections main desk

A dedicated space to research our historic collections.

Rock in Cockburn Geological Museum

An extensive collection of geological specimens and historical objects.

Dinosaur bones

Exhibits represent the entire invertebrate phyla and vertebrate classes.

Talbot Rice Gallery

One of Scotland's leading public galleries of contemporary visual art.

Instruments at St Cecilia's Hall

Home to one of the most important historic musical instrument collections anywhere in the world.