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Horrible history comes to Cumbria – museum reveals grisly secrets of Medieval Medicine.
If you are partial to a bit of horrible history there’s a gruesome – but family friendly – treat in store at a Cumbrian museum.
From Saturday, June 19, you’ll be able to discover the often-grisly cures used to treat patients in Medieval England.
It’s all part of the “Medieval Medicine” exhibition, at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.
It uncovers the treatments dished out by different medical practitioners centuries ago. You can
- Delve into a barber surgeon’s tool chest
- View an apothecary’s treatment table
- Explore how physicians used the colour of urine to diagnose different diseases
The stories of a barber surgeon, an apothecary, the cunning woman, a religious figure and a physician showcase the archaic and diverse approaches to medical treatment in the Middle Ages.
‘Medieval Medicine’ is a touring exhibition from The JORVIK Group of Attractions, operators of the award-winning JORVIK Viking Centre.
Visitors can learn still more about disease, illness and treatment through three medieval skeletons on display, including one showing signs of leprosy.
The exhibition also includes an exclusive short film, written by Terry Deary – author of the Horrible Histories series – entitled A Touch of Plague as part of the family-friendly content on offer.
Heather Holmes, Customer and Visitor Experience Manager, at The Beacon Museum, said: “We are thrilled to have a JORVIK exhibition, once again, at the museum.
“Visitors can explore various historical medical practices, delve inside a barber surgeon’s tool chest or investigate a physician’s uroscopy wheel.
“The exhibition is family friendly and there are activities on offer for everyone to enjoy.”
The exhibition runs from June 19 to September 5, 2021.
Tickets: Adults £7, Concessions £5.50, Children £3.50, under 3’s free, family ticket £17.50Senhouse MuseumThe Battery Sea Brows Maryport Cumbria CA15 6JD
Exhibition of sketches and watercolours by local artist Percy Kelly. Includes early works of Maryport, Workington and Allonby. This small collection was gifted to the museum by one of Percy’s boyhood friends and this is the first time the collection has been exhibited.
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You are invited to the opening of a new exhibition hosted by Emma Hunt Art, in the heart of Whitehaven’s most exciting attraction, The Rum Story.
Featuring Sky Landscape Artist of the Year, Jen Gash including 2 of her pieces painted in the show, Established abstract landscape pastel artist Sarah Reid (Penrith) and Emma Hunt (Egremont). Emma also welcomes fellow emerging artist Lorraine Alfaro (Cleator Moor) and emerging photographer, Colin Johnston (Whitehaven).
I will be there to greet you on the opening day and I will make time outside if necessary to speak with you all!
We warmly invite you into a fantastic attraction. There is light refreshments and amenities inside and the attraction can be entered via the kiosk in the courtyard.
The Rum story offers an exciting time with tales of, prohibition, pirates and more! It’s well worth a visit. There’s fun for any age! Historic home of world famous Jefferson’s Rum.
The Rum Story
27 Lowther Street
Please note when we open, the attraction and exhibition will be primarily soft opening Thurs – Monday 10am – 4pm.
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