This month, we are running special PRIDE HISTORY TOURS.

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Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation

New Interactive & Immersive Experience at The Real Mary King’s Close

Uncover the secrets of 17th-century medicine with Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation. As the wealthiest resident of Mary King’s Close, Dr Arnott once owned not one but two properties on the street.

His wealth outstripped even that of his popular and business-savvy neighbour, the local merchant and city burgess, Mary King…The question is, how did he make his fortune? Well, “urine” for a pee-culiar treat!

Dr Arnott’s Sampling Sensation

Dr Arnott trained at the Royal College for Physicians and Surgeons, specialising in internal medicine. An apothecary with a flair for the nitty gritty, his favourite method of examining his patients’ health was to analyse their urine for its colour, smell and… TASTE!

Yes, Dr Arnott really did drink pee for a living. And now, so can YOU. Join our Sampling Sensation experience and become one of Dr Arnott’s medical students. ALL your senses will be required as you examine patients’ samples (following Dr Arnott’s personal method) and create your own, herbal remedy.

It’s an ex-PEE-rience not to be missed!

Age Restriction

No under 5s

Foreign Language

Audio guides are available for our tour but not the 30-minute workshop experience.

Every Saturday & Sunday
12.00 | 13.30 | 15.00 | 16.30
£32.50 per adult
£25 per child (5 to 15 years old).
1h guided tour
30min Sampling Sensation workshop
1 hot drink
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