Blood, Guts and Body Snatching - exactly what the Doctor ordered!
On 16th March, London Haunts and Horrors will be doing a group visit to this amazing exhibition, Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men at the London Museum.
In 2006, Museum of London archaeologists excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was both extraordinary and unexpected.
The excavation revealed some 262 burials. In the confusing mix of bones was extensive evidence of dissection, autopsy and amputation, bones wired for teaching, and animals dissected for comparative anatomy. Dating from a key period – that of the Anatomy Act of 1832 – the discovery is one of the most significant in the UK, offering fresh insight into early 19th century dissection and the trade in dead bodies.
Now, 180 years later, you can uncover this intriguing story in Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, a major exhibition at the Museum of London. Bringing together human and animal remains, exquisite anatomical models and drawings, documents and original artefacts, the exhibition reveals the intimate relationship between surgeons pushing forward anatomical study and the bodysnatchers who supplied them; and the shadowy practices prompted by a growing demand for corpses.
You can watch a great video here: http://youtu.be/1dtVD1Vgkj8
After our visit to this special collection, we will be heading to a spooky pub for a drink and late lunch.
The Museum of London requires pre-bookings for this popular exhibition, so please RSVP, pay your money and I will secure your ticket. Please contact me if you have any questions.