YLM Database – Full Listing

UCL Museums and Collections

University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/downloads/humanremains04.pdf

Funded by:

University funded

Number of ancestors in collection:

Approximately nearly 7000 human remains are held across UCL. In 2004, a scoping survey of pre-1948 human remains in UCL Museums and Collections was carried out. In this survey, objects that included human material were included in the audit. [Fossils and sub-fossils of humans were not included.] The survey covered departments across UCL, including Anatomy, Biological Anthropology, the Eastman Dental Institute, Ethnography, Grant Museum, Galton Collection, Histopathology, Institute of Archaeology, Petrie Museum and the Records Office. This survey found 735 human remains dating from before 1948. Of these, the majority of the remains are unprovenanced. 234 of the remains have an inferred but unverifiable provenance. Of the remains with an associated provenance, the majority are British but a significant number are non-European.

Total: 7000


University Archaeology Museum

Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

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Number of ancestors in collection:
Total: 0


University Archaeology Museum

Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

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Number of ancestors in collection:
Total: 0


University Museum of Zoology at Cambridge

Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EJ

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Number of ancestors in collection:
Total: 0


University of Aberdeen Museums

Historic Collections
King’s College
Aberdeen
AB24 3SW
Scotland

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Number of ancestors in collection:
Total: 0


University of Liverpool, Museum of Dentistry

Edwards Building
Pembroke Place
Liverpool
L3 5PS

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Number of ancestors in collection:
Total: 0


Vale and Downland Museum

The Old Surgery
Church Lane
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 8BL

http://www.wantage.com/museum/

Funded by:

Charitable Trust

Number of ancestors in collection:

Although the museum holds no human remains within its own collection, it does display remains borrowed from the Oxfordshire County Museum Service. It has not intention of adding human remains to its own collection, however.

Total: 0


Wakefield and Pontefract

Wakefields Museum
Wood Street, WF1 2EW
Pontefract Museum
Psalter Row, WF8 1BA

Funded by:

Local authority, Wakefield MDC

Number of ancestors in collection:

– no data supplied

Total: 0


Wall Roman Site

Staffordshire – WS14 0AW

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wall-roman-site/

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Number of ancestors in collection:
Total: 0


Walsall Museum

Lichfield Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 1TR

http://www.walsall.gov.uk/index/libraries_museums_and_arts/museums/walsall_museum.htm

Funded by:

Local Authority

Number of ancestors in collection:

The museum has one human remain : the hand and arm of a small child, known as the ‘Hand of Glory’. It is 19th century in date.

Total: 1