Today, the body snatchers who crept into the burial grounds of Georgian London to dig up the dead for the anatomy schools of London seem like characters from a dark gothic story. But the body snatchers were not characters from fiction and the lucrative trade in human corpses was real. Hear the real story of London's Resurrection Men, and the anatomy schools they supplied and discover how the development of surgery in the Enlightenment lead to the business of selling the dead. Join Kirsty Chilton, assistant curator, and an expert on the topic in this the first talk in the Tales From the Dark Side Series. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. *Access: The Museum is only accessible through a 52-step spiral staircase.
Venue Details & Map
9A St Thomas' StreetLondonSE1 9RY
- +44 (0)20 7188 2679
- Public transport:
- Turn right when leaving the station. From the bus station follow the sign to the footbridge. Look to the right to see the red brick tower with green line around the top.