Jorvik: Life and Death

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Event:
Jorvik: Life and Death
Start:
May 21, 2016 11:00 am
End:
January 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
York Theatre Royal
Phone:
01904 615505
Address:
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St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD, United Kingdom
Category:
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Organizer:
JORVIK Group
Phone:
01904 615505
groups@yorkat.co.uk
Updated:
May 5, 2016
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Located on the site of the medieval St Leonard’s Hospital, now home to the newly-refurbished York Theatre Royal, this intriguing exhibition explores the practices of those involved in providing care and remedies in the Viking period and the years that followed.

Physicians, barber surgeons, apothecaries and midwives, as well as churchmen and women all used different methods to try and cure people of their ills; with methods that were often gruesome and sometimes deadly. Visitors can even try their hand at Uroscopy – a popular medieval diagnosis for illnesses and ailments by examining the colour of urine! Plus, children can explore history for themselves in the soft play area!

Artefacts and human remains from JORVIK reveal details about sanitation and health in the Viking city of Jorvik. With cesspits for toilets, residents would have been susceptible to all manner of diseases and parasites, with human waste uncovered by archaeologists giving us a fascinating insight into the lives of the Vikings and the things that were living in them!

Mon 11am to 5pm
Tues – Sat 11am to 6pm

Experience now before this exhibition closes on 21st January 2017

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