The College is home to the Hunterian Museum, spanning four centuries of surgery, medicine, natural history and the arts and contains over 3,500 anatomical and pathological preparations, fossils, paintings and drawings assembled by the founder of scientific surgery, John Hunter (1728-1793).
The Museum, renovated in 2005, supports the work of the College as a centre for knowledge about surgery thorough its extensive public events programme and welcomes over 40,000 visitors a year. In 2006 it was short-listed for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums and Galleries. The museum staff annually delivers 200 public events; including gallery tours, academic lectures, workshops and school visits aimed at adult learners and families.
The Hunterian Collection has also received designation as a collection of national importance.
If you would like to aid the success of the Hunterian Museum please complete a donation form and return it to the Development Office.
The Development Office
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
telephone: 020 7869 6086