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

From 17th – 25th October the Medieval Medicine & Curious Cures event will educate visitors all 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, their medic will have a traditional herbal remedy or even a superstition to prescribe as a cure. There is no guarantee they will work though! Visitors can take away their own remedy with a 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.

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