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Visit the surgeon & mix medicines

We can offer your visitors the chance to learn about medieval surgery and medicine. Medicine is our specialty and we have a huge number of replica medical items to show the visitors. Visitors can learn what medieval surgery and medicine was like. They can learn what it was like for a medieval soldier to have an amputation, see the surgeons bloodletting bowl and the medicinal leeches, learn medieval physicians bizarre theory on the cause of disease, how they treated toothache, how doctors diagnosed what was wrong with a patient from his urine and younger kids can even have a go at mixing up some plague cures themselves (from safe kitchen herbs like rosemary). Visitors can also have their own pretend amputation with our specially blunted surgeons tools.

Kids in particular love to hear the gruesome tales of the surgeon!