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Free entry - please book

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Glass eyes lying on a black background. The eyes are half globes that closely resemble a human eye, including the black pupil, coloured iris (in shades of blue, green and brown) and the white sclera with the details of red blood vessels.

Prosthetic glass eyes created by glass blower Mollie Surman

School visits

  • The Hunterian welcomes pupils from year 7 upwards
  • All school visits must be booked in advance
  • Visits can be made on any day with availability and can be arranged for morning or afternoon
  • School groups will be supported through a pre-planned curriculum-led session or a themed tour
  • Sessions and tours are designed for classes of up to 30 students
  • It is not possible to run more than one session at a time or have more than one group in the museum - we can work with you to suggest alternative museums to visit so that you can stagger a trip for large groups
  • Year 7 to year 11 students require a 1:10 ratio of accompanying adults to pupils
  • Year 12 and 13 students require a 1:15 ratio of accompanying adults to pupils

The following subject areas can be supported through curriculum led-sessions:

History: Health and the People

Covering key surgical themes and figures from the Edexcel and AQA curriculum. 

English literature: Surgeons, Science and Society
GCSE & A-Level

Connecting John Hunter to the house of Dr Henry Jekyll and Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' to the world of surgical bodysnatching and galvanic experimentation.

GCSE & A-Level

Explore subject themes of classification, evolution, natural selection, adaptation and genetic variation.

GCSE & A-Level

Students can explore the development of anatomical and medical illustration and make their own sketches of comparative anatomy specimens in the galleries (Maximum 20)

Book your visit

Contact us to discuss booking your school visit by emailing [email protected]