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Bruce Castle Museum celebrate the work of pioneering Tottenham chemist John Eliot Howard FRS (1807-1883), whose scientific discoveries were pivotal in the fight against malaria.

Join the museum for this special family activity and craft day. Discover a Tudor 'still room', meet a Tudor 'still woman' and get hands on with herbs used by the Tudors for mixing and cures. 

This event is the official launch of Bruce Castle Museum's exhibition in celebration of John Eliot Howard FRS. The exhibition will run from 16 July 2017 to 1 April 2018.

Attending this event

  • All activities are free
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for children 5-13 years old
  • All children under 10  must be accompanied by an adult and be supervised. No adult admitted without an accompanying child.

Local Heroes

This event is held as part of the Local Heroes grant scheme, designed to engage audiences with the influence of science and scientists on local communities across the UK. From Orkney to Plymouth, 15 museums and galleries will reveal stories of scientific brilliance from across the ages. 

Read the full list of awarded projects.

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