Become a Tudor Doctor Day

Sunday 29 September, 10am – 4pm

Being a doctor (or a patient) in Tudor times could be quite gruesome. There were all sorts of nasty diseases, infections and horrible injuries you could suffer from. Mary Queen of Scots even had her own surgeon and as time went on she needed all the tips and tricks to prop herself up. Now is your chance to become a Tudor doctor for a day through a variety of activities and our Tudor Doctors trail. Have you got the skills it takes to help cure your patients and to survive?

What you’ll be making: On the day you will be able to collect your doctors medical record to keep track of all your doctoring (you will need one to participate).

Paid Activities include:

  • Tudor Illnesses
  • Design and Craft a Tudor Cure
  • Tudor Doctors Trail
  • Craft a plague doctor mask
  • Craft a Pomander.

Please book activity slots in advance as spaces are limited.

Who is it aimed at: Families and children aged 6 – 11 years

Trail: Discover the Tudor doctor’s trail.

What else can I do: Also experience a walk in our historic grounds, discover the story of Mary Queen of Scots, play in our outdoor sandpit and treat yourself to an Our Cow Molly Ice cream!

For history buffs we are offering history guided tours at 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm with our expert historian David Templeman (£4.75pp). Please book you space in advance using this link and selecting the relevant date.

What can I eat: The Rhubarb Shed is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm. You can book a table by giving them a call on 0737 536 6429. We have hot and cold drinks and snacks in our Discovery Centre everyday. We welcome picnics in our Tudor grounds.


General Opening: 10:00am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)


All adults and any children not taking part in activities: FREE

£4.75 per child taking part in activities.

Please note activity tickets are non refundable. As a community interest company, we appreciate your understanding.