A NEW WAY OF DEATH - Guided Tour of Nunhead Cemetery

  • Nunhead Cemetery

Description

  • Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different and Daytime
  • Tickets from £12.00
  • Over 18
  • Sun, 13th Oct 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)
A NEW WAY OF DEATH
A Guided Tour of Nunhead Cemetery and Special Visit to the Catacombs with Keith Turpin

With 52 acres and nearly 300,000 burials, Southwark’s Nunhead is the second largest of London’s magnificent seven cemeteries. Join London historian and graveyard expert, KEITH TURPIN on a guided tour around the gothic monuments of this “elegant wilderness”. The cemetery is the final resting place of the eight boy scouts drowned in the Leysdown tragedy in 1912. This disaster was a national sensation and the boys’ funeral procession was watched by a million people. Their memorial was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (who also responsible for the iconic red telephone box). 

Keith Turpin will investigate the passing trend for catacomb burials in the 19th century and the effect it left on cemetery design of the Magnificent Seven. He will also pay particular attention to funerary symbolism deciphering several of the monuments and headstones at Nunhead.

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Tickets/Times

Ticket Event time Cost
A New Way of Death

Nunhead Cemetery tour ticket - morning

11:00 - 12:00 £12.00
A New Way of Death

Nunhead Cemetery tour ticket - afternoon

14:00 - 17:30 £12.00

Location

Address

Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London, SE15 3LP

Organiser

A Curious Invitation
This year Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation will be hosting The London Month of the Dead, a series of 36 different events investigating the capital’s relationship with its deceased residents. Events will include a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive, taxidermy workshops, macabre walking tours and private views and a programme of weekend death salons with talks on subjects ranging from public dissection and body snatching to reincarnation and funereal folklore. Each salon will feature a pair of speakers, authorities in fields such as osteology, forensic pathology and the paranormal, who will offer their own perspectives and insights on mortality in the city. Each year the London Month of the Dead donates 20% of all ticket revenue to one of London's magnificent seven cemeteries. In 2017 all of the death salons and concerts will be hosted at the Dissenters and Anglican chapels at Kensal Green. In previous years the month's programme has centered around Brompton Cemetery but the chapel is now undergoing important restoration work, a project the London Month of the Dead is proud to have supported. The London Month of the Dead has been curated by a Curious Invitation and Antique Beat to inform, entertain and provoke on the subject of death and London cemeteries.

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A NEW WAY OF DEATH - Guided Tour of Nunhead Cemetery