ABOUT BODY WORLDS

Over 200 anatomical specimens reveal the magic and mysteries that lie underneath the skin using a wide-range insights into our body and mind which show the effect lifestyle choices have on our health.

THE CREATORS

BODY WORLDS is the original exhibition of real human bodies, created by world leading anatomists Dr Gunther von Hagens and Dr Angelina Whalley.

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Plastination technique

All specimens have been subject to Plastination, a ground-breaking preservation technique that was invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens at Heidelberg University in 1977. 

WORLD’S LARGEST PLASTINATE

Plastinating a full human body requires approximately 1,500 working hours. The world’s largest plastinate is an adult elephant, measuring 6 by 3.5 meters.