Weald & Downland Living Museum

Historic Life Weekend: Medieval Medicine

So if you were to wake up in the morning, 500 or 750 years ago and did not feel too well, or had an accident in the home, what could you have done? Where might you have gone for help? And how effective might different treatments have been? Come along to find out.

Highlights include:
– Tudor medicine. How the medieval poor house and spital looked after their community and prepared medicine. Also find out about folklore, natural magic, the importance of hygiene for health and diet for health.
– Plants as medicine
– Surgery and medicine in 1544
– Health and medicine around the time of the Black Death