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BODY WORLDS London (Update)

Junior Doctor Programme. Photo credit: Jeff Moore.

BODY WORLDS London is an anatomy museum based in Piccadilly Circus where visitors get a unique and unprecedented look at what goes on under the skin.

Starting the year as you mean to go on, the exhibition fuses science, art and health education whilst offering a fascinating and fun insight into the human body.

BODY WORLDS London uses over 200 real ‘plastinated’ human bodies and body parts, as well as interactive displays to take visitors on a journey through everything from diet and cholesterol to the beating heart, pregnancy and reproduction, all in more detail than has ever been previously possible.

Visitors also learn all about the impact certain lifestyle choices have on our bodies, as the exhibition looks at things like smoking, eating healthily and how our mental health can affect our physical wellbeing.

New for 2020, BODY WORLDS London are introducing ‘organ of the month’. With themed activities and collaborations with relevant charities, the scheme kicks off in January with the liver. The whole month will be dedicated to the second largest organ of the human body – one that will no doubt have been tested to the max over the Christmas period.

Partnering up with The British Liver Trust for Love Your Liver Month, BODY WORLDS London aim to show visitors just how amazing the liver is, giving them the opportunity to see real plastinated human livers and how lifestyle choices can impact them.

Even January’s ‘London Lates’ evening is themed around the liver, with Friday, January 31 playing host to the very first BODY WORLDS London Detox Grotto, featuring music, non-alcoholic cocktails, a quiz all about liver health and Love Your Liver games. Alcohol-free brand Three Spirit will be on hand to provide natural, plant-based drinks to keep visitors feeling stylishly sober.

The ever-popular Junior Doctors programme is back for 2020, as budding young physicians get the chance to go on a bespoke tour of the exhibition with a real-life medic, who can answer all their questions about the human body, no matter how weird or wonderful.

Aimed at children aged 7 – 13, this unique experience expands young inquisitive minds and boggles little brains as they don their white lab coats and stethoscopes and even graduate with a special Junior Doctors certificate. On Friday, January 3, Sunday, January 5 and Sunday, January 19 at 2:30pm, it’s the perfect day out for little ones keen to learn more about anatomy.

The first Friday of every month sees BODY WORLDS London welcome a group of artists into the exhibition as they capture the human form on paper for Artist Days; all budding artists have to do is email to apply for the chance to spend the day developing their anatomical drawing skills.

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Image: Junior Doctor Programme. Photo credit: Jeff Moore.

BODY WORLDS, The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J 0DA