The Victorians: Sex and Scandal

Not for the prudish or faint of heart, this talk by Kyla Hislop, our Interpretation Curator, explores sex, prostitution and the lives of "fallen women" in the Victorian era.

This talk is the first of our new Tuesday Talks - an exciting series where our in-house experts explore what our predecessors got up to behind closed doors.

Learn about brothel keepers and ladies of the night in 19th century Shrewsbury and Ironbridge, the health "inconveniences" that arose from debauchery, and the moral dilemma of the "great social evil" that gave many working class women their financial independence.

Timings: Doors open at 6pm before the talk begins at 6:30pm. This event ends at 8pm.

Date: Tuesday 4 June

Location: Glass Classroom, Coalbrookdale

Tickets: £5 per person (£4.50 for Friends)

This talk is intended for an adult audience.

Please note, this talk contains discussions of sensitive topics including sex work, sexually transmitted infections and abortion. It includes some very crude (but historically correct) language.


Free parking for PASS PLUS holders and Friends does not apply for this event. Specific event parking required. 

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