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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

9a Saint Thomas Street

London

SE1 9RY

United Kingdom

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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, our own museum researcher, and an expert on the topic of Bodysnatching in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

*Access: The Museum is only accessible through a 52-step spiral staircase.

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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

9a Saint Thomas Street

London

SE1 9RY

United Kingdom

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