Museums at Night: Night of The Bodysnatcher


With legal supplies of corpses limited, where could 18th and 19th century surgeons get their bodies from?Thoughout the 18th and early 19th century, surgeons and their students sought increased access to anatomy. But with legal supplies of corpses limited, where could they get their subjects from?

A talk in the dark atmosphere of the Old Operating Theatre on the gruesome profession of the Resurrectionists, the men who supplied the dissecting rooms of London from the graves of the city, the tricks of the their trade and the stories of their gruesome work.

Venue Details & Map

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret

9A St Thomas' Street
+44 (0)20 7188 2679
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