The Major’s Marvellous Medicine
Monday - Friday 18-22 February 2013 HALF TERM
11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ads £7, Chd £5, Fam £20 (includes entry to the Museum and Gardens)
Join Major Percy on a journey to the Congo filled with medical mishaps and wonder at the marvellous medicines that enabled his safe return home.
Percy Powell-Cotton is preparing to pack for a trip to the Congo. However some of his medicines may be a little out of date…by up to 100 years! Hear stories of ailments and injuries from previous trips and help Percy choose the right medicines for the next one. Highly interactive you will see, smell, touch and maybe even taste some of the less dangerous mixtures taken into the wilderness by this extraordinary adventurer. Using objects from the collection, modern medicines with a Victorian past and reading from Percy’s diaries you will take a trip through the marvellous medicines of the venturesome Victorians. This family activity will take place in the eight gallery museum next to Quex house, home of Britain’s least publicity seeking explorer.
Link to the Past
Sunday 10 February 2013
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
£4 Ads, Chd FREE (under 16)
Exhibitors include Trust for Thanet Archaeology, Friends of Quex, Birchington Heritage Trust, Dover Archaeology Group, Isle of Thanet Archaeology Society, Margate Civic Society, Kent Family History Society, Friends of Margate Caves. A series of talks by guest speakers, Tea Rooms, Book stalls and children’s activities.
At this event we hope to begin to compile our Quex Memory Tree and we would be delighted to hear from you if you have any photos or stories of your personal link to Quex Park or the Powell Cotton Museum, that you would like to share.
Please bring along with you on the day or in advance at www.quexmuseum.org
Three Towers Tour (A walking Tour)
Saturday 16 February 2013
10.15am - 12.30pm
£10 Ads, £8.50 Concessions
A 40 minute lecture by Hazel Basford, Archivist and Tim Baker, Architect. Followed by a walk and Tour of the Round Tower, Waterloo Tower and Clock Tower all situated on the estate at Quex Park.
Please wear suitable footwear and a torch might be useful.
To book a ticket please call the museum 01843 842168. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment, payment required at the time of booking.