Exhibition: Forged by Fire

This exhibition CLOSED on Sat, 1st Feb 2020

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

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

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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,

Map of Museum of the Order of St John