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Giant Whitechapel fatberg goes on display at Museum of London

PUBLISHED: 12:08 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:08 08 February 2018

Katie Balcombe looks at the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg that is on display at the Museum of London Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Katie Balcombe looks at the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg that is on display at the Museum of London Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Part of a giant fatberg found blocking a Whitechapel sewer has gone on display at the Museum of London.

The last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg that is on display at the Museum of London Picture: David Parry/PA WireThe last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg that is on display at the Museum of London Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

The exhibition, which will run until July 1, showcases a section of the blockage that was discovered underneath Whitechapel Road in September.

At 130 tonnes and more than 250 metres long, it was one of the largest ever found. Most of it has now been converted into biodisel.

But a small section has been installed as part of the museum’s City Now City Future season which deals with contemporary issues facing towns and cities.

Vyki Sparkes, curator of social and working history, said: “The Whitechapel fatberg will be one of the most fascinating and disgusting objects we have ever had on display.

“Everything about fatberg is challenging, especially collecting and curating it, but as the Museum of London we cannot shy away from engaging with the challenges this city faces.”

For more information on the fatberg display, which opens to the public tomorrow, visit museumoflondon.org.uk


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