Explore the Jorvik Group
Explore the Jorvik Group
This intriguing exhibition explores the practices of those who were involved in providing care and remedies of various kinds in the Viking period and the years that followed. Physicians, barber surgeons, apothecaries and midwives, as well as churchmen and women would have used different methods to try and cure people of their ills; methods which are sometimes gruesome but always fascinating.
from the period shown in the exhibition reveal details about sanitation and health. The Viking city of Jorvik had cess pits for toilets, and the exhibition uncovers details about human waste found by archaeologists, revealing that whipworm and roundworm were common inhabitants of human stomachs at the time.
In a specially designed children’s area visitors can discover that pagan Vikings called on the gods Odin and Thor in times of illness. Thor’s hammer pendants have been found across the Viking world, and may once have been valued for their magical, protective properties.
In the medieval period the church took over as the main provider of care for the sick but charms, such as the bill of a white duck, were still offered to cure ailments. Games, activities and themed hands-on areas as well as specially designed Horrible Histories content created by children’s author Terry Deary, all add to the fun and interactivity.
“We have always found it a pleasure to work with the JORVIK Group and have thought their medieval themed exhibitions to be of a consistently high quality.”
Hall Manager & Audience Development Officer – The York Company of Merchant Adventurers
Take a look at past installations of Medieval Medicine in our gallery.
Please note that as this exhibition includes the display of human remains, certain exhibition display and operational criteria must be observed.
The full exhibition requires 240 square meters.
Length requirement – 20 linear meters
Height requirement – 1.9 meters
The exhibition is modular so the content can be adapted to fit smaller or larger spaces.
Interested in installing this exhibition in your venue? Visit our prices and hire page here.
Prices and Hire
All costs are flexible and can be adapted to suit most budgets, please contact a member of the team to discuss options.
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|£12,000 + VAT||3 Months|
|18,000 + VAT||6 Months|
|£25,000 + VAT||12 Months|
Includes installation and demounting. Note longer periods of hire (over 3 months) are negotiable.
Hirer to pay transport to the venue and Insurance (damage, theft and public liability) – to a value of £30,000
We also offer a range of optional extras for the Medieval Medicine exhibition, everything from visitor consumables to marketing support:
Please call for a quote and to discuss further:
James Carter – Head of Special Projects – email@example.com / 01904 543407
Sarah Maltby – Director of Attractions – firstname.lastname@example.org / 01904 543401