See a shroud wrapping demo, take part in a will making workshop, join a history of death guided walk, find out about Advance Directives, watch dance performances, and see one of Beyond Goodbye’s films.
Take part in a lively death café to discuss death and dying over tea and cake. Meet professionals from the death industry and find out about the different services they provide.
If you have specific access needs, please let us know in advance by contacting us or calling 0117 922 3571 and you’ll be given priority booking.
Part of Museums and Wellbeing Week.
Talks, walks, dance and demos (aimed at adults/12+)
- History of death in Bristol walk with Molly Conisbee. Starts at Reception, ends at Birdcage Walk, Clifton. Book at information desk. 75 minutes.
- Will making workshop with Heledd Wyn, Clarke Willmott. Schools Room. Book at information desk. 45 minutes.
- Advanced Decision workshop with Trevor Thompson. Eating Room. Book at information desk. 45 minutes.
11am – 2pm
Students from St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College and Cotham School will respond to the themes of death and dying through a series of dance performances in spaces across the museum. With support from PDSW’s Coinvestment programme.
11.45am, Eating Room
Advanced Directive workshop with Trevor Thompson. Book at information desk. 45 minutes.
12.00, Front Hall
Shroud wrapping demo with RespectEverybody Shrouds, Only With Love & Divine Ceremony– By their stalls
Jane Harris, Beyond Goodbye. Talk & film screening. Book at information desk. 1 hour 15 minutes.
2.30pm, Schools Room
Will making workshop with Heledd Wyn, Clarke Willmott. Book at information desk. 45 minutes.
3pm, Museum Café
Death Café with Death Café Bristol. 2 hours. Please arrive early to order food and get settled. We will begin with a 1 minute silence at 3pm.
4pm, Front Hall
Shroud wrapping demo with RespectEverybody Shrouds, Only With Love & Divine Ceremony – by their stalls.
Activities, stalls and displays
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Centre for Death & Society
Dignity In Dying
Dying Matters & National Council of Palliative Care
Natural Death Centre & the Association of Natural Burial
Only With Love Home Funeral Service
Respect Green Burials / Eco Coffins
Skyburst The Firework Company
Tree of Opals
The Winding Sheet