Conversations About Death

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • Audio described
  • Hearing loop
Two women having a conversation at a table in Wellcome Kitchen.
An event in Wellcome Kitchen, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join some of our Visitor Experience Team for conversations about death prompted by objects from the ‘Medicine Man’ gallery

You’ll be in small groups, each with a facilitator who will introduce you to some objects as a starting point for exploring themes around death. We’ll address questions such as: what is death like, and how do you want to be remembered?  

This will be a safe space in which you’ll be able to share as much of your own experiences as you are comfortable with. You’re free to say as much or as little as you’d like. Or you can just listen. 



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Need to know


We’ll be in the Wellcome Kitchen, which you can find by taking the stairs or the lift to level 2.

Audio described

Key visual elements referred to during this event will be described. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

Hearing loop

There will be a hearing loop at this event. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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About your facilitators

Hannah Tyler


Hannah is a Visitor Experience Officer with a background in cultural heritage who designs and facilitates activities to engage with collections, from tours to workshops. She researches, writes, and makes art that explores the intersection between science and culture. She aims to question the format of museum storytelling, and the way it condenses complex histories into a single narrative.

Black and white photograph of a white woman smiing and looking straight at the viewer with her chin resting in her left hand.

Maggie Sawkins


Maggie is a Visitor Experience Assistant at Wellcome Collection. Outside Wellcome she is a coach, trainer, mediator and speaker.