Location: The Old Operating Theatre
January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
Join Kirsty Chilton, assistant curator and museum researcher at The Old Operating Theatre, for a fascinating talk: The Fear of Being Buried Alive: A Georgian & Victorian Perspective
At a time when levels of consciousness 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…
Doors will open at 6:30 PM. The talk will begin at 7:00 PM.
*Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase. Please, visit our Visiting Us page for further details on access.