Dementia-Friendly Session: Smells of the Past (Ticketed)

Thursday 19 May 2016
2.30pm - 4pm

As part of the Chichester District ‘Living Well with Dementia Festival’, which runs for 7 weeks from mid-April to late May 2016, the Museum is offering a series of short sessions with afternoon tea.

On Thursday 19 May 2016 we are offering the session Smells of the Past: Tudor Herbs & Medicine. Bad smells in the past were thought to cause illness; without knowing all we do from modern medicine there are elements of herbal knowledge that are close to what we used today. Herbs were grown and used in the home to scent it, as well as for nutritional reasons. During this session we will explore the ways people made their home and person smell nice and we will make making pomander beads. If fine, we will go outside into one of the gardens.

The session will start at 2.30pm and will last for 45 minutes. Tea, coffee and cake will be served at the end of the session.

How to book

A small charge of £3 per person applies. If you are interested in taking part please phone us on 01243 811021 or email [email protected] to find out more and to book your place (pre-booking is essential).

Click here for details of the rest of the Chichester District ‘Living Well with Dementia Festival‘.