The Knifeman Tour – Hunterian Museum

Piccadilly Circus underground station, London (exit 4, Eros exit – between the world-famous Eros statue and the Criterion Restaurant canopy)

Guided by Dr Barry

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
24 June 2023 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Summer
22 July 2023 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Summer

This walk will take place on Saturday June 24th, and Saturday July 22nd

Follow Dr Barry Walsh in footsteps of the famous surgeon Dr John Hunter through the streets of the West End, Covent Garden and end in the remarkable newly refurbished Hunterian Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

The infatuation of a doctor’s wife for the sculptor of Eros begins our tour and ends in the Royal College of Surgeons. The Windmill School of anatomy in the 18th Century was where Hunter taught dissection on bodies provided by the Resurrection men. Chasing down the body of an Irish Giant for dissection and seeing where John Hunter’s house and museum stood in Leicester Square.

In the foyer of the Royal College of Surgeons Barry will complete the tour with statues and paintings relating to John Hunter Guiding is not permitted in the Galleries but the tour will highlight many of fascinating anatomical items on display representing Hunter’s studies into the human body and animals. You can spend as long as you wish in the Galleries.