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Historical exhibition gets down to the bare bones

Published: Tuesday 14th of October 2008

An exhibition at Benjamin Franklin House in the heart of London is displaying items from the archives of the William Hewson anatomy school.

A full collection of human and animal remains were unearthed during an excavation of the basement at the building, where the anatomy school was run in the late 18th century.

While the attraction may sound slightly grisly it allows a unique and previously unseen insight into this fascinating subject, as well as a look at how the science was conducted more than 200 hundred years ago.

The exhibition runs until the end of October, with informative and entertaining talks on the history of medicine on Monday nights. The lectures cost £5 for adults and £3 for children, which includes a viewing of the exhibition.

Visitors to the museum can enjoy free general admission with their LondonPass, saving up to £9 off the adult price.

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