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The Fear of Being Buried Alive:Georgian & Victorian Perspectives

January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

At a time when levels of conciousness were poorly understood, determining when someone was actually dead was an imperfect science. It still can be. The fear of being buried alive and of a desperate struggle to free yourself from your own grave was always present and retains it’s power today.

This is a talk about some of the possible – and probable – incidences of people being buried alive or escaping from their own grave in the 18th and 19th century, and some ways to protect yourself from this fate…

Join Kirsty Chilton, assistant curator and museum researcher, for this fascinating talk. This will be the first talk on our Fear Series.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM. The talk will begin at 7:00 PM.

Tickets: £12.00

*Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase. Please, visit our Visiting Us page on our website for further details on access.

**All ticket sales will go to support the Museum, which is a registered charity in the UK.


January 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Old Operating Theatre Museum


The Old Operating Theatre Museum
9A St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RY United Kingdom
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