Quackery Children’s Trail

Quackery Children’s Trail

Journey through Georgian medicine and discover what your doctor may have given you 250 years ago.

Our children’s trail is linked to our new temporary exhibition ‘Quackery & Enlightenment – A journey through Georgian medicine’ from which you will discover Scottish physician, William Buchan, who was on a mission to educate the Georgian population on health and the dangers of quack medicine. Come and explore new stories throughout the Museum associated with medical care in Cowper and Newton’s time, including the ledgers kept by Mrs Unwin’s physician Dr Grindon of Olney.

Exhibition and trail will run throughout 2021 during usual opening times.  Details of our exhibition HERE.
Price: £1.00 and includes and prize.


Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ


May 19, 2021 - Dec 22, 2021


11:00 am - 3:30 pm



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