Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

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Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

About this event


  • Member Priority Booking opens on Friday 6th May
  • Public Booking opens on Monday 9th May

Opening times

The museum is open 10.00–17.00 daily. Last entry to the exhibition is 16.30.


  • National Museums Scotland Members free
  • Adult £10.00
  • Over 60s £8.50
  • Student, Unemployed, Disabled, Young Scot £7.50
  • Under 16s free
  • National Art Pass / Edinburgh Pass holders £5.00

Book for a group of 10 or more and receive a discount on adult and concession tickets.

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Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

This exhibition will look at the social and medical history surrounding the practice of dissection. It will trace the relationship between anatomy, its teaching and cultural context and the bodies that were dissected. Looking at Edinburgh’s role as an international centre for medical study, the exhibition will offer insight into the links between science and crime in the early 19th century.

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