As part of the anniversary celebrations of 500 years since Henry VIII acceded to the throne of England, the Hunterian Museum is opening its doors for the second of three special days tomorrow, between 10am-5pm, to enable rare viewings of a Holbein painting, Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons. You can't normally get into the Royal College of Surgeon's magnificent (we're told, we haven't been there yet) hall, where the work - a preparatory cartoon pricked with pins - is on show, depicting the King surrounded by physicians and surgeons. A perfect opportunity to indulge your Tudor fetish, discover this small and gruesomely interesting museum and poke about the College. Free admission.
Snoop Around The Royal College of Surgeons
Last Updated 10 August 2009