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Wiertz Burial

The Fear of Being Buried Alive: A Georgian & Victorian Perspective

Talk | 17 January, 2019, 7:00 PM

Join Kirsty Chilton for this fascinating talk on the fear of being buried alive

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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 talk is part of 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 for further details on access.

**Please, by advised that per Museum policy an event might be cancelled if less than 20 tickets have been sold.

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