Historic Life Weekend: Medieval Medicine

Saturday 25 May to Sunday 26 May 2019
10.30am - 5.30pm

A weekend to explore medieval medicine and beyond.
So if you were to wake up in the morning, 500 or 750 years ago and did not feel too well, or had an accident in the home, what could you have done? Where might you have gone for help? And how effective might different treatments have been? Come along to find out.

Highlights include:
– Tudor medicine. How the medieval poor house and spital looked after their community and prepared medicine. Also find out about folklore, natural magic, the importance of hygiene for health and diet for health.
– Plants as medicine
– Surgery and medicine in 1544
– Health and medicine around the time of the Black Death

Programme for Saturday 25 May
Programme for Sunday 26 May


For 2019 we have a new series of Historic Life weekends focusing on different historical angles of the Museum’s collection. There will be a chance to chat to experts, see demonstrations and displays as well as explore the Museum. These are ideal for people specifically interested in the subject areas, as well as those generally interested and looking for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with a difference.

A full programme for each weekend will be published online about a week ahead and the programmes are subject to change.

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