Edinburgh has been a centre for education and medicine for centuries and so is the perfect destination for a history of medicine school trip!
One of the highlights of your medicine through time school trip to Edinburgh will be a visit to the History of Surgery Museum. Here, you’ll be able to learn about some key figures in the history of medicine.
Your students will find out how James Syme pioneered surgery before the invention of anaesthesia. And they’ll learn how his son-in-law, Joseph Lister, pioneered the use of antiseptics in surgery. They’ll also find out how James Young Simpson became the first physician to demonstrate the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
And at the Edinburgh Dungeon, your students will discover the grisly truth behind the supply of cadavers for anatomical study during the early 19th century, when Edinburgh was a leading centre for anatomical study in Europe.
Travel to Edinburgh
Time to have lunch and explore the city
Visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon
Evening meal at local restaurant
Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Edinburgh Castle
Visit to the History of Surgery Museum
Evening meal at a local restaurant
Breakfast at accommodation and check out
Visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia or the Chocolatarium
Travel back to school
- 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Evening meals at local restaurant
- Return coach travel
- Entrance to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
- Entrance to the Edinburgh Dungeon
- Entrance to the History of Surgery Museum
- Entrance to Edinburgh Castle