Learn about the human body in fascinating new museum

Date Posted: 06/09/2018

A museum experience is opening in London this October and will teach school groups all about the human body with the aim to encourage a healthier lifestyle among visitors.

The exhibition of the human body, BODY WORLDS, will open its new flagship venue, a permanent museum experience at the iconic London Pavilion on 6th October.

Having already attracted over visitors in more than 130 cities worldwide, the experience will take guests on a journey through the human body through a series of exhibitions.

The attraction is suitable for both Primary and Secondary pupils and ties in with Science, PSHE, and Art.

About BODY WORLDS

BODY WORLDS includes 200 displays which explore the reproductive, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, locomotive and metabolic systems in more detail than is said to have ever previously been possible, offering an insight into the human body, how it works, and how best to look after yours. 

One of the biggest highlights of the experience will be real human bodies on display, donated to be preserved by plastination – the process invented by BODY WORLD'S creator Dr. Gunther von Hagens. 

The museum experience is a convergence of Art, Science and education, defined by its creators’ missions to make people more health-conscious.

BODY WORLDS London founder and CEO, Peter Tabernal commented: “After years of preparation, we’re incredibly proud to be opening the flagship BODY WORLDS in the heart of central London. 

“It’s the biggest BODY WORLDS ever and sure to be an epic, immersive journey to discover the magic and mysteries that lie underneath the skin.”

School trip information

Teachers can benefit from a free familiarisation trip before visiting with their class to get a taster for what the museum can offer.

Educational resources are available for all Key Stages which aim to help pupils make the most of their visit and bring what they have learnt back into the classroom.

There's also a Dr. Junior Workshop available for children aged 8-12, who want to be doctors when they're older. Dressed in a doctor's coat and armed with a stethoscope and clapperboard, children will tour the exhibition with a medical professional learning about anatomy and physiology in a fun and interactive way.

For more information, visit bodyworlds.co.uk

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