Anatomy Theatre

Anatomy Theatre

Something funny in your tummy? Don’t worry, Doctor Knox would LOVE to pull out all your bits…

SCARY SCORE: 

Medical science always needs a volunteer, so it’s a good job you just stepped into Dr Knox’s Anatomy Theatre! You are a 19th-century medical student here to witness the autopsy of one of Burke & Hare’s victims – Edinburgh’s most notorious serial killers! Be careful handling that bladder, it might not be empty!

 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How did Burke and Hare kill their victims without leaving a mark?
  • What are Dr Knox’s leeches used for?
  • Just how expensive is a fresh corpse?

DUNGEONS UNCOVERED

This room sits in the heart of the Edinburgh Dungeon and is a Scottish take on the popular Dungeon Show – Plague… but much better of course!

COOL FACT

The skeleton of William Burke – who along with his partner William Hare supplied murdered bodies to Edinburgh’s anatomy school for medical research in the 19th century – is now on display in Edinburgh’s Anatomical Museum!