Exhibition: Forged by Fire

This exhibition runs from Mon, 13th Jan 2020 to Sat, 1st Feb 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

20th Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
21st Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
22nd Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
23rd Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
24th Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
25th Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
27th Jan 2020  
(10am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Over the past two centuries our work, leisure, homes and cities have been threatened by war, fire, gas, chemicals, explosions, and hot liquids.

Using museum collections and archival sources, and incorporating the experiences of people injured and those around them, Forged by Fire tells the hidden story of these hazards, how they have changed, and the efforts that have been invested in preventing and treating injuries. In doing so, it reveals how burns and scalds have transformed the identities of people, communities and places in Britain.

‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000′ is funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Museum of the Order of St John,

St John's Gate, St John's Lane, London,

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