Excavating the Dead

Saturday, 18th May 2024

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

National Emergency Services Museum

£25.00 per adult, includes museum entry and hands-on workshop.


Do skeletons intrigue you? Have you ever wondered how forensic scientists recover and identify the dead? Perhaps attended one of our ‘Reviving the Dead’ workshops in 2022? Then you may want to join us for a new exclusive, hands-on workshop with osteological specialist and forensic anthropologist Dr Chris Aris.

In this unique workshop you will receive personal training in the identification of bone from a professional forensic anthropologist. Under the direct tutelage of Dr Chris Aris you will learn how to excavate human bone and conduct a forensic investigation, including how to collect evidence to inform forensic cases. Using these skills you be challenged to conduct your very own investigation at a crime scene, including excavating a skeleton and getting hands-on experience with real human bone. Throughout your investigation Dr Chris will be there to provide one-to-one guidance and demonstrations.

Pre-booking required.

Old Police/Fire Station
West Bar
S3 8PT