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Join us for special evening and weekend events at the Hunterian Museum to see the collections in a new light.


Friday 19-Saturday 20 August, 10.30am-5pm
Anatomical Wax modelling and Painting Masterclass: 2-day intensive course
Sculptor and medical artist Eleanor Crook will use the technique of wax modelling to teach participants to sculpt the musculature of the face in the round over a plaster skull. Over the two days participants will be shown how to manipulate modelling wax into fine anatomical structures such as tendons, salivary glands, muscles, skin  and other tissues. Participants will also be instructed in colouration of their work and hair implantation to create a detailed and lifelike half - ecorchè, half skin-layer head.

Tickets £120/£95 (concessions: RCS Fellows, Members, Affiliates, medical students.)
Cost includes all materials and equipment, morning refreshments and a sandwich lunch on both days.
Booking is essential on 020 7869 6568.


Thursday 29 September, 6-9pm
Open Surgery: Behind the Scenes at the Royal College of Surgeons
Get behind the scenes of the surgical world and try your hand at some surgical skills. Test how steady your hands are on our minimal access surgical trainers and take part in suturing classes. See how the Royal College of Surgeons helps to train current surgeons in our mock-operating theatre, used to play out surgical scenarios. Discover the historical collections of surgical instruments in a late view of the museum and see the anatomical specimens that have educated generations of surgeons and anatomists past.

Entry to the museum view is free and does not require booking.
Tickets for the skills sessions are £8 - booking is essential on 020 7869 6568.
Free entry plus one guest to RCS fellows and members, free to affiliates, medical students and Hunterian Society members (please call to reserve places).


Tuesday 1 November, 6-9.30pm
Hunterian Halloween Late View
See the Hunterian Museum in a new light at this atmospheric Halloween opening. Enjoy a drink from the bar while you explore our collections after hours, learn about the ‘anatomy of a hanging’ and create your own anatomical souvenir at our ‘pickle a part’ workshop. Please bring your own jam jar with lid for the drop-in workshop, all other materials are provided.

Free but advance booking is essential via Eventbrite – no walk-up tickets on the night.
Adults-only event (18+).