Event Details

This Won't Hurt A Bit!
Friday 19th / Saturday 20th May 2017This event has passed.


Join us in the historic surroundings of Surgeons’ Hall “History of Surgery” Museum and meet the enigmatic and passionate opponent of pain Sir James Young Simpson.

This Won’t Hurt A Bit! explores the genius of the Scottish Obstetrician who delivered us from suffering with his pioneering and unorthodox experiments with Chloroform.

This is a promenade performance and will require periods of standing. If you require a seat, or are unsure of what to expect please get in contact with our Museums Events Officer, Jordanna, j.kielty-oneill@rcsed.ac.uk

Age restriction: 12+

Show times

7 - 7.50pm

Doors open at 6.30pm, museum access for ticket holders until 9pm.

Advance booking required


Surgeons' Hall Museums. Home of the largest and most historic pathology collection in the world.

Surgeons' Hall at The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DW


0131 527 1711/1600 or museum@rcsed.ac.uk

Entry prices

Adult £9, concessions £7

Tickets available online at https://thiswonthurtabitfom17.eventbrite.co.uk

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