19th century dissection at MOL

Date Posted: 07/03/2012

The Museum of London will present new exhibition Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men from the 19th October to the 14th April.

Groups will be able to explore the early 19th century history of human dissection and the trade in dead bodies through dramatic evidence unearthed during excavations at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. From resurrection men and surgeon-anatomists, to the East End patients whose remains were taken for medical research, group visitors will follow the stories of those at the centre of a fierce debate to legalise the confiscation of ‘unclaimed’ bodies.

Bookable from June, group travel organisers can arrange for their party to join one of the museum’s curators, to discover more about how the skeletal remains and archaeological finds were used to develop the exhibition. Entrance to the MOL is free of charge, and this additional curator talk is charged at £9 per person for groups of 20 or more, or a £180 flat fee for groups of less than 20.

For further information telephone: 020-7001 9844 or e-mail info@museumoflondon.org.uk

Photo credit: 1886 by Camden Pelham C Museum of London

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