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Conversations About Death

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • Audio described
Two people having a conversation across a table in Wellcome Kitchen. Behind them, out of focus is a busy room with people seated at tables.
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

How do you want to be remembered when you die? Do you ever think about your funeral or obituary? How would you like your life to be celebrated? Join some of our Visitor Experience Team as we think about what our legacy might be for our loved ones.

You’ll be in small groups, each with a facilitator. This will be a safe space. You’re free to say as much or as little as you’d like. Or you can just listen. 

There will be a Chill-Out Room for you to relax in, with cushions, blankets, ear defenders, earplugs, and fidget tools. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please note the doors will be closed at 11:15, after which you will not be able to join the conversation. This is to create a confidential, safe space.



Need to know


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

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

If this event is fully booked, you may still be able to attend. We will operate a waiting list, which opens 30 minutes before this event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

Audio described

Key visual elements referred to during this event will be described.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your facilitators



Rebekah is a Visitor Experience Assistant at Wellcome Collection. She facilitates tours at Wellcome Collection and has a special interest in inclusivity and elevating the voices of marginalised communities in science. Rebekah has a background in health and science communication.

Head and shoulders photo of Maggie Sawkins

Maggie Sawkins


Maggie is a Visitor Experience Assistant. In all her work, she seeks to create a world where people can be seen, heard and understood. With decades of resolving disputes through mediation (extreme empathic listening), she now facilitates mindful listening workshops, empowering participants to better hear, support and connect to others. Maggie paints word art, which stems from her experience of overworking and burnout. Everyone we meet is fighting a battle we cannot see.

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 young white woman with long fair hair looking straight at the viewer and smiling.

Louise Brook


Louise is a Visitor Experience Assistant with a background in heritage and conservation. Her research at Wellcome focuses on the stories behind objects and major events, bringing forward hidden histories. Her current projects include expanding the range of objects available for public handling, and exploring how museums can work to provide safe and supportive spaces for their local communities.