Spurred on after reading @chickandthedead 's book #PastMortems last month I pestered my fiancé @johnscott999 to go with me to Surgeons' Hall Museums in Edinburgh (the nearest place to us & thus next best place to St Bart's where Carla works). 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Yesterday we went & I decided to go wearing my @thegooddeath #FutureCorpse t-shirt.
There's not many pictures due to no photos being allowed inside in accordance with the Human Tissue Act (Scotland) 2006. These pictures were taken outside before we went in (& of the souvenir guide once back home).
I'm not sure how to describe the experience we had there as great or amazing don't quite feel the right words to use to describe such a place. It's like no place we've ever been before both fascinating & humbling. It gives u a sense of relief to have not been alive in the 1700's as some of the medical equipment/treatment available looked worse than some of the illnesses that they were supposed to treat, (for me personally) that my Scoliosis is not as bad as it could be & gives u an insight into the workings of the human body that helps u figure out what's going on inside us all in a way that I have never experienced before.
It's certainly not for everyone as it involves human remains (including those of foetuses & new born babies) but if u have a fascination with the human body/history of the medical world it's more than worth a visit. We were in there for about 2hrs & that was without going to the museum of dentistry so if u do go make sure u have plenty of time ☺
For any w/chair users wishing to go there's a limit of 66cm (measured mine at 57cm wide) to the width of w/chairs for access to the upper level of the #PathologyMuseum due to narrow corridors but I noticed a couple of w/chairs if ur w/chair is not narrow enough & u are able to transfer and if not there are interactive screens available for u to view the items stored on that floor. There's lift access to all floors & an accessible loo available in the basement (altho the door's heavy). I was able to access the upper floor but had to make sure that I lined up ok to get thru parts.