Is there a Doctor in the House? A Dip into Thornbury’s Medical History

Exhibition: Tue 11 Jul 2017 - Fri 22 Dec 2017
Venue: The Museum Admission: FREE

Our volunteers have been delving into the Museum’s Store Room to produce a new exhibition.

You’ll discover the contents of Thornbury midwife Nurse Cotton’s bag and see what Dr Reid of Olveston carried in his case.

We have a selection of 19th and 20th century spectacles.  See whether you think they’d suit you!

Meanwhile, what was the Faraday Medical Coil device?  No idea?  There’s one way to find out…

You can also discover the medicinal properties of gunpowder, read about the wonderful Thornbury perfume, find out about local dentistry services and discover the stories of some notable local doctors from the town’s past.

This is all in the upstairs exhibition room, while downstairs “Curious Works and Stately Lodgings: the Art of Thornbury Castle” continues.

Come and have an explore – it’s all free.

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