“Death: the Human Experience” Exhibition

Yesterday we visited ‘death: the human experience’, an exhibition currently running at Bristol Museum, it is about the most universal of experiences that we will encounter.

Including hundreds of incredibly diverse objects – from a Ghanaian fantasy coffin to a Victorian mourning dress – it reveals 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.


The Museum will also be hosting a Death Fair on Saturday 5th of March and The Harbour will be present so do drop by to visit us and find out more about our services and how you can get involved. The event will run from 10am to 5pm.

Please email hannah@the-harbour.org.uk for more information.

Please note that the exhibition contains some items of a sensitive nature including displays of human remains, and discussion of suicide and assisted dying. You are able to avoid these sections if you prefer. If you would like further information please ask a member of staff at the Museum.