This Half Term discover curious cures and medieval medicine …

We can’t promise any scientific miracles this Half Term at the King Richard III Visitor Centre, but we can introduce you to our medieval medic who has a whole medicine cupboard full of curious cures.

From 17th – 25th October at our Medieval Medicine & Curious Cures event, visitors can find out about the potions, herbs and flowers that were used in medieval times to attempt to cure an array of ailments.

From the pox to the flux, and love sickness to St Anthony’s Fire, our medic will have a traditional herbal remedy or even a superstition to prescribe as a cure. There is no guarantee they will work though! You can take away your own remedy with our pomander kit, which will probably just make you smell nice rather than make you feel better.

Even the Visitor Centre’s White Boar Café is following a medical theme, with a very hearty Greyfriars Garden soup, Ring o’Roses cupcakes and medicinal smoothies to enjoy too! There is a range of “cures” available from the gift shop too, with medicinal Richard III gin, crochet kits and books to help you relax and chocolate to indulge yourself.

And if all that wasn’t enough to keep everyone happy and busy, there’s the incredible story of King Richard III to discover. Find out almost everything there is to know about the much-maligned king – his life, death and the discovery and identification of his remains. No visit is complete without seeing the actual place where the king’s remains lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.

Our October Half Term event and take away craft activity is included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre and once paid for, our tickets can be used for unlimited visits for a whole year.

We want to share the incredible story of King Richard III with each and every visitor in the safest possible way, and we place the utmost importance on the wellbeing of our visitors and team members. We have introduced new health and safety measures to reduce the risk associated with COVID-19 which follow the latest government and local health authority recommendations. Visits must be booked in advance and our medieval medic shows will be socially distanced.

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