death: the human experience

24 Oct 2015 – 13 Mar 2016

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Mon-Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 6pm

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Explore the human response to death through objects and stories from across the world and closer to home, from ancient times to modern practices.


death: the human experience is about the most universal of experiences that we will encounter.

Hundreds of incredibly diverse objects – from a Ghanaian fantasy coffin to a Victorian mourning dress – reveal captivating stories from cultures across the world, from the earliest human societies to the modern day.

The exhibition encourages you to consider ethical issues, different attitudes to death and how different cultures have dealt with the end of life.

As a society we are reluctant to talk about death and dying. death: the human experience is about helping to start that conversation.


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