Freaks and Monsters

In this section, you will find a range of resources, images, links and engagement activities related to the topic of Freaks and Monsters that have been used successfully within the CSHHH Journeys in Health History School Engagement Project.


Different Bodies in History: Lesson Breakdown

Different Bodies in History: Lesson Presentation


Resources and activities:

Valued Bodies!

This activity encouraged the pupils to consider how bodies became commodities in the 19th century and made them ask ‘exactly how much is a body worth’.



History of Freak Shows – Article and Resources from Sheffield University

Strange and Bizarre: The History of Freak Shows

Victorian freak shows – Article from the British Library


Audio Visual:

Some Call Them Freaks (Documentary)



Freaks and Monsters Images