Exploring Amsterdam’s fascinating Funeral Museum


PODCAST: Going behind the scenes of Tot Zover, the Funeral Museum of Amsterdam.

Talking to the director of Tot Zover, a very special Dutch museum that focuses on funerary culture over the centuries. Guus Sluiter explains how and why it came into being. He shares why a funerary bouquet delicately and beautifully woven from the hair of both the dead and the living is his favourite object in its collection.

Also on the programme, sharing the hidden history behind Ireland’s illustrated Catholic memorial cards and how they came to be so important throughout 20th century Ireland. Academic Mary Anne Bolger shares her extraordinary research into these precious objects.