apothecary

Tudor apothecary KS2-KS4

Duration: 45 minutes

Maximum numbers: 15 children

The Tudor Apothecary workshop considers and explores the role of the apothecary, and access to medicine for the general population in the sixteenth century.

The children will make pomander beads, sweet smelling balls which were used as a prevention against disease in the Tudor period. This will encourage the children to explore the different concepts of health and illness held by the Tudors in comparison to modern medicine, particularly the idea that it was bad smells that carried disease.

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