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“Ouch!” Exhibition at Nantwich Museum now extended to Saturday 23 October

Ranulphe Ratkins

The run of the temporary exhibition, “Ouch! A slightly horrible history of health and disease in Nantwich,” in the Millennium Gallery at Nantwich Museum has been extended to Saturday 23 October. Taking visitors on a quirky whistle-stop journey into Nantwich’s past from around the 17th to the early 20th century, the exhibition includes the stories of some of its noteworthy people. Activities for young children include rat spotting around the museum and listening to a specially recorded short story about Ranulphe Ratkins and his Nantwich family of rats.    

A series of weekly Wednesday evening online talks supporting the exhibition, all with different speakers, continue on15 September with “Renaissance and early modern medicine,” 22 September “Tales from Chester Asylum,” 29 September “When cholera hit Nantwich,” 6 October “Made in the Old Medicine House: a century of patent medicine manufacture in an unlikely setting,” 13 October “John Gerard, English herbalist,” and 20 October “Having a baby in Nantwich during the mid- to late 17th century”.

The talks can either be booked at the Museum shop, by phoning 01270 627104 or online at https://nantwichmuseum.org.uk/our-shop. The cost is £5 per talk with all proceeds supporting the work of the Museum. Participants are invited to join the talks from 6.50 pm for a 7.00 pm start. Full instructions will be provided when booking.

The Museum is now fully open 10.30 am – 4.30 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays. There is no need to book ahead. Entrance to both the Museum and the “Ouch!” exhibition is free.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum (01270-627104) via email (enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk), their websiteFacebook page or Twitter.