Body Worlds London
Discover the beauty beneath your skin at the multi-award-winning and 'life-changing' BODY WORLDS London Museum Experience in the heart of London's Piccadilly Circus.
Body Worlds London
We will be closing until further notice. In the meantime, be safe, stay healthy and look after each other! ❤️ Please keep an eye on our website for further updates: bodyworlds.co.uk
Don’t go walking under any ladders today 🍀 Did you know that there is a term for being scared of Friday the thirteenth? Coined by Dr Donald Dossey in the early 90s, he is rumoured to have said “when you learn to pronounce it, you’re cured!” 🤣
It's #BritishScienceWeek! This year’s theme is “Our Diverse Planet” so here’s a little reminder that despite all our beautiful differences as people, we are all the same under our skin ❤️
🔎 Organ of the Month: Uterus 🔎 The uterus is 6-8cm long and generally about 6cm at its widest point. During pregnancy, the uterus expands to more than 500 times the original size, to that of a large watermelon! 🍉 Isn’t the human body amazing?!
Happy #internationalwomensday ladies! 🙌❤️ If there’s anything we’re learning this month, it’s that your power is undeniable. Who are the powerful women in your life?
🌟 Brand new 🌟 Following the overwhelming response to the launch of our Guided Medic Tour, we’ve added extra dates ready for the Easter holidays! Explore the exhibition with a medical professional, delving into even more detail than before.
“It was absolutely spectacular and fascinating. A brilliant experience” – Lucy Horobin, Heart FM
Join us on Saturday 4th, 11th or 18th April at 4pm. Hurry, these will sell out quickly! Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/GuidedMedicTour
🔎 Organ of the Month: Uterus 🔎 Let’s start with the basic anatomy of the uterus, also known as the womb. There are three component parts to know:
➡️Fundus - the curved top area which connects the fallopian tubes to the uterus
➡️Body - the main part of the uterus which starts directly below the fallopian tubes and continues downward until the uterine walls and cavity begin to narrow
➡️Cervix - the lowest section which opens into the vagina
Learn even more about the human body when you visit us: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
🔎Organ of the Month 🔎Ladies, how much do you really know about your body? This month we will be putting your knowledge to the test as we take a closer look at an organ in the female reproductive system: the uterus. Follow us to learn something new about it this month...
Or even better, come and visit us! You can see the human body in all its beautiful glory and learn the effects your lifestyle choices can have on it. Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 We’ve all heard the saying “to have a big heart” but did you know it’s actually a real thing?! ❤️
All muscles grow with exercise, our hearts included! This enlargement is called hypertrophy. An average adult heart is roughly the size of your fist and weighs around 300g, but an athlete’s heart can weigh over 500g!
However, the heart can also enlarge under strain, such as high blood pressure or faulty heart valves. The hypertrophied heart pictured here weighs 800g and was due to heart muscle disease.
Visit us to see this in person, and so much more: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
🌟We’re open until 10pm this Friday 28th February 🌟Join us after work for an evening of extra hearty fun at this month's London Lates ❤️Marking the end of our second Organ of the Month, you’ll find extra activities to get your heart pumping. Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 Dying of a broken heart isn't just a thing of fairy tales 💔
A break up or the death of a loved one can trigger an avalanche of stress hormones to flood the body. A resilient person may recover within a few days, but if the grief is so overwhelming, a person’s heart can become so stressed to the point of depression and even death. Symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack, but a physical examination won’t uncover any physical findings as you’d expect with a heart attack. The power of love is incredible, isn’t it? 🥺
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 Happy National Love Your Pet Day! ❤️ Although we’d recommend loving them every day 🤣 Meet Toffee, she’s a big fan of BODY WORLDS London...
Did you know that owning a pet can have great benefits for your heart? Heart attack patients with pets have even been proven to live longer than those without pets! From cats and dogs to fish and rabbits, all pets can:
🥰 Offer emotional comfort
💆 Reduce stress levels
❤️ Lower pulse rate
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 The heart is hollow with four chambers: left atrium, right atrium, left ventricle and right ventricle. The atrium receives incoming blood, while the ventricle pumps blood back out.
The right side receives deoxygenated blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs. The left side receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it around the body ❤️
Visit us to see this in person, in more detail than you’ve ever thought possible! Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
*This competition is now CLOSED!*
Half Term special giveaway! 💥 Win one of 2 family tickets! To enter:
❤️ Like this post
🗣️ Comment your answer to the question in the image!
🧑🤝🧑 Tag a friend
Competition closes TOMORROW, Wednesday 19th February 2020.
One family ticket is valid for 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children. Tickets must be redeemed by Sunday 15th March 2020. Terms and conditions apply.
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 CPR allows up to 30% of the normal amount of blood to be pumped through the body when the heart stops beating, keeping vital organs alive ❤️
Come and learn how to administer CPR properly using our training dummies also located inside the exhibition. Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
Our half term is looking busy! 🤩 Come and join us: bodyworlds.co.uk/halfterm
🤓 Junior Doctor: Last chance to join us! Wednesday 19th February at 12:30pm. Buy now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
🎨 Artist Day: Friday 21st February, 10am-7pm. To apply, please email [email protected]
📜 The family trail is back and available throughout the week, just ask at Box Office
Happy Valentine’s Day! Tag the one you love ❤️
Treat the one you love to a gift that keeps on giving ❤️ Brand new for Valentine’s Day, introducing our couples Annual Pass!
Whether it’s your partner, a friend or relative, share the unique experience of the exhibition as many times as you’d like for a whole year. Perfect if you're still looking for Valentine's gift inspiration 😉Buy yours now: bit.ly/2veVve8
Thank you to the Davison family from Romford, who joined us for a Platinum VIP Tour a few weeks ago 🤩
“We absolutely enjoyed it from the start to the end”
With a Platinum Tour you will get:
🌟Exclusive VIP entry passes
🌟A personal tour of the exhibition with a medical professional
Find out more: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
Thank you BBC Two for featuring BODY WORLDS London in last night's episode of Shock of the Nude, it was truly inspiring! 🧠❤️ For those who missed it, watch it here: bbc.in/2UHbQmF
Have you been watching Mary Beard's “Shock of the Nude”? Mary encounters some of the most famous nudes in art and in the next episode, she'll be here at BODY WORLDS London! 🤩
Tune in tonight at 9pm on BBC Two 📺
What are you doing this half term? If you're looking for something to do, we’ve got you covered:
🤓 Junior Doctor: 23rd February at 2:30pm. Two dates have already sold out so hurry! Buy now: bodyworlds.co.uk/juniordoctor
🎨 Artist Day: 7th or 21st February. To apply, please email [email protected]
🌚 London Lates: 28th February. Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
📜 The family trail is back! Available throughout the week, just ask at the Box Office
Find out more: bodyworlds.co.uk/halfterm
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 Do you know the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?
It’s important to know the difference between the two, and when you need to use CPR...Take a look ❤️
It's World Cancer Day and while it is a horrible group of diseases that affect so many of us, there is always hope 🙏❤️ Did you hear about this incredible breakthrough a few weeks ago? Amazing work from Cardiff University 🙌
Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.
It’s National Sickie Day! 🤧 But what exactly is it, and why does it exist? Let’s take a closer look...
🔎 Organ of the Month: Heart 🔎 Under the spotlight this month is, of course, the heart ❤️ It’s the organ that keeps us alive and beats around 3 billion times in an average person's lifetime. Follow us to learn something new about this vital organ this month.
Or even better...come and visit us! You can see real human hearts up close and personal and learn all about the effects your choices can have. Visit now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
Congratulations if you’ve completed Dry January! Your body is thanking you ❤️ How are you feeling?
Your liver generally needs around four to six weeks recovery following a heavy bout of drinking, so this month has been an ideal break after the festive season 🥂
Today also marks the end of our first Organ of the Month, which means we’ll be introducing our next one tomorrow...
🔎 Organ of the month: Liver 🔎 #didyouknow that as we grow older and metabolic processes slow down, the liver gets smaller? Cool, huh!
Find out more fascinating facts when you visit us: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
🌟BODY WORLDS London Detox Grotto 🌟Come and celebrate the end of Dry January in style this Friday 31st January from 6pm!
Book now: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
We've learnt all manner of things about our liver during our first Organ of the Month. Explore the exhibition and learn more about your incredible body before joining us at our botanical bar - all alcohol free, of course! 🍸Plus much more...
🔎 Organ of the Month: Liver 🔎#didyouknow a healthy liver filters about 1.7 litres of blood per minute and, at any given moment, the liver holds about 13% of the body’s blood supply!
Learn more about your incredible body when you visit us: bodyworlds.co.uk/ticketing
Looking for something to watch this weekend? 📺 We welcomed the BBC Newsbeat team and plastic surgeon, Dan Marsh, to BODY WORLDS London as they filmed the new BBC documentary, My Implants Are Making Me Ill.
Check out our feature here: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07vjkn9/newsbeat-documentaries-my-implants-are-making-me-ill
Happy National Hugging Day 🤗 Studies have shown a simple hug can boost your mood, immunity and even your ability to communicate with people. Send someone a virtual hug in the comments below!
Today might be known as the most depressing day of the year but it doesn’t need to be that way! What 3 things are you grateful for this morning? Tell us in the comments below 👇
This simple task will help you start your day feeling happier and more fulfilled 💙
*This competition is now CLOSED! Thank you for all your entries, the lucky winner has now been contacted*
🏆 WIN 🏆 To help lift your spirits a little more, how would you like the chance to win a pair of standard entry tickets to the exhibition? We’ll be choosing one person from the comments below tomorrow, Tuesday 21st January 2020.
Terms and conditions apply.
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BODY WORLDS London is the permanent museum of the original exhibition of real human bodies, created by world leading anatomists Dr Gunther von Hagens and Dr Angelina Whalley. Visited by over 50 million people globally, the exhibition is a unique, ‘extraordinary’ and even ‘life-changing’ experience.
Over 200 anatomical specimens reveal the magic and mysteries that lie underneath the skin offering incredible insight into our body and mind, showing the effects lifestyle choices have on our health.
All specimens have been preserved through Plastination, a ground-breaking technique that was invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens at Heidelberg University in 1977.