This Half Term at the Visitor Centre we can’t promise to cure all your ills, but we can offer some medieval remedies to (possibly) cure a pox or two! We welcome back our battlefield medic, who will be only too happy to tell you all about his daily, gory work… Hear gruesome, grisly tales of battlefield wounds and extreme treatments and have a go yourself at making curious cures and pungent poultices.
Medieval Medicine runs from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June and our very own battlefield medic will be regaling tales of exactly what went on during medieval battles, the deadly weapons used to maximum effect and how medics would try and treat wounded soldiers.
You can have a go at making your own medieval medicine with an array of natural remedies – during medieval times a whole host of ingredients including herbs, rose petals and snail slime were used in poultices. These were designed to cure all kinds of chills and ills, even the bubonic plague!
You can also find out more about the injuries King Richard III received at the Battle of Bosworth and the weapons used to inflict them on him with the 3D interactive skeleton as well the incredible story of the King’s life, his death and the discovery of his remains. No visit is complete without seeing the place where the his remains lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.
The Medieval Medicine event is included in admission to the Visitor Centre and don’t forget – once purchased, your ticket is valid for a whole year.