World burial practices exhibition (11am-3pm)

Funeral kite
13th April 2022 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Burngreave Cemetery Chapel
North Chapel
Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Road
S3 9DN
Saleema Imam

Story by Saleema Imam | Photo by Victoria Smith.

An exhibition about World Burial practices is open in the North chapel in Burngreave Cemetery during Easter 2022. An informative book about the exhibition written by Steve Cook is available.

Explore the many ways of burying the dead from earliest known times.

Artist Victoria Smith has created models illustrating the various burial methods from the book including: Sumerian slipper coffin, Minoan Larnax burial chest, Dakota Sioux sky burial, Japanese Jamon jar burial and Guatemalan “Day of the Dead” kites.

There is a memorial table for visitors to add a name they wish to be commemorated. We also wish to remember those who died of Covid-19.

Bring a small photo or memento. Pebbles and pens available. Copies of  Steve’s book World Burial Practices available by donation.

Contact: | 07950 299 073

April 2022 Opening Times

  • 2pm – 6pm Tuesday 12th
  • 11am- 3pm Wednesday 13th
  • 2pm – 6pm Thursday 14th
  • 2pm – 6pm Friday 15th
  • 11am -3pm Saturday 16th
  • 11am – 3pm Sunday 17th
  • 2 pm – 6pm Monday 18th

At North Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Road, S3 9DN.

Cemetery Exhibition Poster

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