The medieval medicine chest

Saturday 12 August 2018


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The course

Explore the ‘medieval mind’ and the houses where you may have lived and learn about the folk lore, customs, beliefs, medicinal ideas and how they were put into practice. Make some things to protect you from the pestilence, cure a cold, ointments for sore joints and muscles and let us guide you through medical hierarchy and the most deadly diseases of the middle ages!

The tutor

Catherine (Flower) Guilder RGN, BA (Hons) MPhil. Publications include: Hampshire Studies Archeological Journal 2009 ” Religious Observance on board the Mary Rose: Some Observations

Catherine has worked with the Weald & Downland Museum as a historical Interpreter for many years and appeared in historical television programs such as BBC four’s Christina of Codicote, The Mud men, The History of the Home and BBC2 Ready Steady Cook. She also appears in primary schools ‘Cook It’ project in the historic cookbook series. Web site: and for more information

Participant information

Places are limited to 8 people.
Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for working around an open fire and please be aware the houses can be quite cool at times.

Fee and refreshments

£60 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the museum know about any special dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open for lunch-time snacks or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.



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