Herbology for Adults - Animals and Arachnids... Bizarre Medieval Cures

Date: 19 September 2017
Time: 15:00
- 16:00
Location: Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree , CM7 3HW

Braintree District Museum Hosts Herbology Class for Adults:
Braintree District Museum will be putting on a Herbology for Adults talk as a part of their Tea and Talk programme and in conjunction with the hugely successful Exhibition School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Would you want to be bled by a Leech? A live Spider placed on your Tongue? Join Lyn Bloom for an interesting and factual talk about how Snails, Owls and various other animals and arachnids along with herbs and crystals were used in Medieval Medicine.

Lyn and her husband Mark run History Blooms where they provide costumed historical interpretations. Mark specialises in Medieval and Tudor archery and the lives of those who created history through their skill with the bow whilst Lyn concentrates on the skills of the Medieval Barber Surgeons and Wise Women.

Herbology for Adults - Animals and Arachnids... Bizarre Medieval Cures


3.00pm – 4.00pm

Tickets: FREE with admission

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About Braintree Museum

Braintree District Museum conserves and celebrates the history of Braintree and its surrounding areas, focusing on the District’s industrial and cultural achievements and its many notable personalities. The Museum’s main galleries chart the history of the town from the prehistoric era up to the 21st century, focusing on Braintree’s archaeology, industry and craftsmanship. Exhibits include artefacts discovered in the local area, and dedicated galleries on Crittall Windows and Courtauld textile manufacturing. For more information visit braintreemuseum.co.uk and follow us @museumbraintree on Twitter and on Facebook.


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