London human remains collection

A skull discovered at Ebenezer Chapel London

A skull discovered at Ebenezer Chapel, London

The London human remains collections includes 740 individuals who lived in London over the last 5,000 years.

The remains in the collection, cared for in the museum, were excavated in the nineteeth and early twentieth centuries.

Museum scientists have uncovered fascinating insights into lives and deaths of the people that once lived in the capital, from the Romans to the Victorians.

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Find out where in London individuals remains were found, what era they lived in and what we know about their lives from their bones.


The Human Remains Digitisation Project was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.