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Free entry - booking recommended

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

A tusk, lying on its side, in the shape of a spiral

Tusk of an African elephant, with a spiral curve, c.1809


The Hunterian Collection Trustees

Following John Hunter’s death in 1793, the UK Government bought his museum, of 14,000 specimens and preparations and in 1799 gave it into the safekeeping of the Corporation of Surgeons (later the Royal College of Surgeons of England). The independent Board of Trustees of the Hunterian Collection was established to oversee the long-term care and use of Hunter’s Collection.

The Hunterian Collection Trustees meet four times a year to agree policies, loans and image requests relating to Hunter's Collection and other RCSEng Museum Collections 

The Library, Museums and Archives Committee (LMAC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

LMAC reviews all policies relating to RCSEng Museum operations and makes recommendations for their adoption to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.