Surgeons' Hall - Playfair Building, Fellows' Library

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

Surgeons' Hall - Playfair Building, Fellows' Library

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

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Capacity and Layout

26 - 111

Boardroom

Boardroom

34

Classroom

Classroom

26

Cabaret

Cabaret

60

Theatre

Theatre

111

Restaurant

Restaurant

Open space

Open space

100

Amenities

Description

In the 1820’s, William Henry Playfair, the foremost Scottish architect of that era, was commissioned by The Royal College of Surgeons of the City of Edinburgh to design a building fit for purpose. The Playfair building was formally opened in July 1832. This flagship building contains rooms of grandeur, tastefully and cleverly modified to incorporate up-to-date technology.

A beautiful room with great ambience. A fine portrait of Joseph Lister, the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, is on display above the fireplace. This rooms looks onto our private gardens and a 1994 sculpture by Denys Mitchell entitled "Hinc Sanitas" - the College motto "From here, health".

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Ratings & Reviews

Robin WilsonApril 9th, 2020

Awful conference venue. Described themselves as "fully accessible" but was nothing of the sort: it took about 10 minutes to get from the main conference room to the disabled toilet, in a wheelchair, and the journey involved going through four sets of doors - at least one of which was often locked. I was told there was no step-free exit from the venue late at night as "they couldn't find the key" to the main gate. The gluten-free food was also very poor. In general, very disappointed and quite angry. I strongly recommend you do not book a conference here!

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DE TabletApril 9th, 2020

Fascinating three museums to visit, well worth it.

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Phil DicksonApril 9th, 2020

Great venue during the festival with bar and grill stalls outside you can check out the museum while hanging out here

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Steven VacherApril 9th, 2020

Not for those who are weirded out. Covering surgery from history up to modern day the museum is astounding, gross and scary in equal measure. It's not for those who are grossed out by body bits, there are a LOT of body bits. There is an entrance fee of £6.50 for an adult.

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Ross LoweApril 9th, 2020

Christmas Party 2017 - WOW, slick and well organised venue. Something for everybody's taste and a great city centre location. Get me a ticket for Christmas 2018!!

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