Country Surgeon Micro Museum

This collection tells the story of James Bouglas (1798 – 1882) who worked for nearly sixty years as a country doctor in the town of Carluke, carrying out surgery and tending to the sick.

Visitors can discover a fascinating account of traditional treatments, amputations, surgery in the home, tackling disease and pills and potions. The museum contains one large display case and two multimedia display screens telling the story of his life and tools of the trade.


University of Glasgow, Wolfson Medical building, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ


Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Access to the museum is free and you won’t need an appointment.

Getting there

For information on public transport, parking and location, visit https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/gettinghere/#d.en.199622


Full details on accessibility of the Museum can be found on the AccessAble website.

How to find us

Country Surgeon Micro Museum

Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

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