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"Great for children who are fascinated by medical oddities…"
This free entry museum is inside the Royal College of Surgeons so there's only a small sign outside that lets you know about the Hunterian Museum inside. The entrance goes off Lincoln's Inn Fields, a large grassy park where children can run off a bit of steam and have a picnic before or afterwards.
As you walk in, the Hunterian is a bit like a giant Damien Hirst exhibition with specimens in glass jars and backlit. If your children love medical oddities, they will love the element of discovery (it helps if they can read, but younger children enjoy it too as long as an adult is there to explain what they're seeing).
Over here is the skeleton of the tallest man who ever lived. Over there is the facial skin of a child who died of smallpox (not as gory as it sounds). There are also all sorts of animal oddities too, like the toad that gives birth to its young from the pods in its back.
The museum provides paper, coloured pencils and books and the shop is good for picking up unusual presents.
The Hunterian isn't huge so you'll probably only spend an hour and a half in there, but it's one of the museum trips the kids still talk about months later.Read moreLess