Anatomical Museum

This collection of anatomy, pathology, and zoology contains over 12,000 objects which tell the story of 300 years of teaching at the University. The museums have permanent displays including anatomical teaching models, human skeletons and dried and fluid preserved specimens. 

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the displays contain human and other remains and might be unsettling to certain visitors.


Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG


The Anatomical Museum is only open to the public on certain days of the year (free entry). For details, please visit https://www.ed.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/anatomy/anatomical-museum/visit-us or see their social media channels (@TeviotPlace on Twitter or @AnatomicalMuseumEdUni on Facebook).

For all visiting and research enquiries, please email

Getting there

The museum is housed within the Old Medical School building on Teviot Place between McEwan Hall and middle meadow walk.

Entrance to the museum is through the archway on Teviot Place, then across to Doorway 3. A ramp allows access through Doorway 3.

There are two disabled parking spaces on site. Otherwise visitors can pay and display in the surrounding streets.

To find out about bus links, visit www.lothianbuses.com

Visit the University’s website for specific directions.


A lift is available to the museum (3rd floor) and also the anatomy lecture theatre and elephant skeletons (1st floor).

Two disabled parking spaces in the courtyard in front of the museum entrance at Doorway 3.


How to find us

Anatomical Museum

Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK

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