Reviving the Dead: a practical workshop working with human skulls for adults

Do bones intrigue you? Do you marvel at the way scientists and archaeologists can identify people from skeletons? Well why not join us for an exclusive, hands-on workshop with specialist and Forensic Anthropologist Dr Chris Aris.

This unique workshop will be a rare opportunity for you to get up close and personal with real skeletal remains under the guidance of a professional Forensic Anthropologist. You will be introduced to how forensic scientists can identify individuals using only the skull. Under the direct tutelage of Dr Chris Aris, you will be taught the methods for differentiating male and female skulls using both real-life casts, and real skeletal material.

From there, you will be shown how a Forensic Anthropologist can also produce a facial reconstruction using clay and what they have already identified from a skull. Using these skills you will then be challenged to reconstruct a human face yourself! The later sections of the workshop will also involve nuanced discussion about the practice of Forensic Anthropology and one-to-one time with Dr Chris for questions and demonstration.

Attendees will also have the chance to take home the facial reconstructions they have made.

Pre-booking for this workshop is required due to limited tickets available.

Contact Information


Phone: 0114 2491 999




National Emergency Services Museum

Old Police/Fire Station

West Bar


South Yorkshire

S3 8PT

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Opening Times

On: 31/07/2021

13:00 - 15:00



National Emergency Services Museum


£20.00 pp including museum entry, hands-on workshop and the chance to take your creation home.