Medieval Medicine

Medieval Medicine introduces you to a very different way of thinking about wellbeing and healthcare, showcasing the contrasting approaches of five practitioners from the period.

Learn about diverse medieval approaches to healthcare, with evidence based on the three full skeletons on display. A facial reconstruction of one of the skulls helps visitors to understand how leprosy may have developed in the individual’s lifetime.

Inspect the barber surgeon’s chest of tools, the physician’s uroscopy wheel and the apothecary’s table full of herbal ingredients. See how our practitioners fare in the face of the Black Death in the short film A Touch of Plague written by Terry Deary – author of the Horrible Histories series – exclusively for the exhibition.

“We were impressed with the professionalism and skill of the JORVIK Group exhibition team throughout the hire process. They handled everything from exhibition design to bespoke installation, working around the unique quirks of our historic building with care and attention. We would happily work with them again.”

Philip Miles,

Time & Time Museum, Great Yarmouth

Medieval Medicine Technical Specifications

Our exhibitions are designed for spaces between 150 and 200 square metres. However, the nature of our exhibitions allows for them to be adapted to fit smaller or larger spaces, with a bespoke design for your venue included as standard.

The exact exhibition content is reviewed on a venue-by-venue by basis. Previous exhibitions have included:

  • A selection of original artefacts
  • Showpiece item
  • Themed family-friendly area with activities
  • Interpretation panels and labels
  • Bespoke site-specific content
  • Replica items
  • AV material

Please note that due to the nature of the original artefacts provided, including human remains, certain environmental and display criteria will apply. Full details of these will be provided by our curatorial team.

For more information please see our Essential Information page here. 


Get in Touch

To see how we can work with your venue, please contact Chris Tuckley, Head of Interpretation and Learning, [email protected]