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Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.

Henry H. Saunderson

The Darkest Side of London

24 October 2012

Discover the story of the capital in ‘Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men’, an extraordinary exhibition at the Museum of London until April 2013.

In 2006 the archaeologists from Museum of London excavated a burial ground at the Royal Hospital in Whitechapel. The burial ground was extraordinary and unexpected. There were around 262 burials. In the mix of bones was the evidence of dissection, autopsy and amputation, bones wired for teaching. Dating from 1832 the discovery is the most significant in the UK and offered the fresh look to the early 19th century dissection and the trade in dead bodies.

Opening times: Daily 10am-6pm. Last admission: 4.30 pm. Ticket price for adults £9, children (12+) £7.