Visiting the gallery
This gallery explores how people everywhere deal with the tough realities of life and death.
These challenges are shared by all, but strategies to deal with them vary from place to place, people to people.
The central installation by Pharmacopoeia, called Cradle to Grave, looks at an approach to health and wellbeing, describing the medical histories of a typical man and woman in Britain today.
People throughout the world deal with the tough realities of life in many different ways. The displays in Room 24 explore different approaches to our shared challenges as human beings, focusing on how diverse cultures seek to maintain health and wellbeing.
- Large print guides are available on: Arctic, Australia, New Zealand - Maori and the Solomon Islands.
- Some objects in this collection feature on the British Sign Language multimedia guide. This resource is temporarily unavailable. You can access a selection of BSL films on your own device.
- Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available on Soundcloud.
- Seating is available.
- Step-free access.
- View sensory map.
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