This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.

However, Fatberg’s story won’t be ending.

Curators at the Museum of London are currently deciding the fate of the ‘Whitechapel Monster’ and are considering acquiring the toxic sewage as a permanent artefact.

This is no mere academic issue though, as the Fatberg is an organic composite, and no one has ever tried to preserve one. Destroying them being the preferred method deployed in the sewers where they are a nuisance rather than a thing to look at.

Since going on display in February 2018, Fatberg has acted as a live experiment, with The Museum of London conservators monitoring its behaviours; including hatching flies, changing colour and even sweating.

The fatberg sweating – (c) MOLA

The fatberg display is by the main entrance of the Museum of London – you have until Sunday to visit.


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