£8 entry for two to 'Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men' at the Museum of London

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Offer highlights:

  • Take a friend to the exhibition Time Out called 'rip-roaringly theatrical' in its four-star review. At less than half-price it’s well worth coffin up for!
  • Discover a time when corpses were bought and sold by grave-robbing ‘resurrection men’. Exhibits include the remains of dissected bodies uncovered just six years ago in Whitechapel.
  • This 'edu-cabre' exhibition also uncovers the story of Burke and Hare, who took matters into their own hands during a cadaver shortage in the early 19th Century.

More details:

From Time Out's four-star review: '"I have only got a leg and thigh," wrote a disgruntled William Hamilton in 1878, referring to his difficulty in finding enough material to complete his surgical training. Hamilton was relatively lucky. Prior to the 1832 Anatomy Act, which made it lawful for "unclaimed or friendless bodies" to be given up for dissection, executed murderers were a would-be doctor's only legal supply of human flesh.

The Museum of London's rip-roaringly theatrical exhibition sets the scene by presenting a map of the capital from the period detailing the city's hospitals, graveyards and anatomy schools and their sometimes shadowy connections...

A concluding film reminds us of enduring medical, political and ethical discussions about what happens to our bodies after death. Around 1,000 corpses a year are needed for teaching purposes. Demand still exceeds supply.'

Image credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Need to know:

  • This voucher is for two tickets to 'Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men' at the Museum of London, valid until April 14, 2013.
  • No booking required. Simply print your voucher and present it to the Museum of London information desk on arrival.
  • Timed entry applies. Entry is subject to availability and will be assigned to the next available timeslot.
  • This voucher cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded or used in conjunction with any other offer

Location:

Museum of London
150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

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