As the museum is a part of the Royal College of Surgeons, you can make an informed guess as to the content of the museum. The presentation of the jars is sleek and beautiful. The LED lighting in the display cases allows for a clear view of the specimens. I neglected to see the No Photography signs at the museum until I almost finished on the second floor. You benefit from my lack of rule following.....
A quick history of the museum indicated that John Hunter is the namesake for the museum. He worked with his anatomy teacher brother where he learned to dissect and prepare specimens for study. Hunter traveled the world to acquire specimens for the collection. During World War II the museum took a direct hit, which destroyed many of the specimens. Thankfully for us, the museum has recovered.
The museum categorized the specimen cases by species (mammals, reptiles, plants), systems (reproduction, muscular), and ailment (medical condition).
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The Hunterian Museum is another gem on the Museum Mile. You can get to the museum after a short walk from Holborn Station (Piccadilly & Central Underground Lines), and admission is free!