Anatomy Theatre

Anatomy Theatre

The Doctor will see you now. Don't think you need to be alive for your appointment! 

Well, one of his students will. Step into Dr Knox’s Anatomy Theatre as 19th-century medical students and witness the autopsy of another Burke & Hare’s victims. Watch out when the bladder is removed, it might not be empty! 


  • How did Burke and Hare kill their victims without leaving a mark?
  • What part did Whisky play in the process?
  • What’s the going rate for a fresh corpse?


The skeleton of the last person who was publicly dissected is on display at the Edinburgh University's Anatomy Museum.