National Civil War Centre
National Civil War Trail - includes app store logos

Potted Potions and Marvellous Medicines

‌‌‌‌‌Saturday 6th - Monday 22nd April

Mix up some magical remedies at the National Civil War Centre this Easter! Discover the exciting elixirs of the 17th century and meet one of the healers who concocted them, Nicholas Culpeper. Then follow in his footsteps and pot up some power for yourself using herbs from our garden.


These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always ‌good fun. Performances run every day except Sundays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.

Nicholas Culpeper: The Original College Dropout
Nicholas Culpeper dreamed of being a doctor but his father wasn't having any of it and forced him to study theology instead! However, after a close encounter with a lightning bolt, Nicholas abandoned the church for life as a professional herbalist. Join him as he shares stories from his pioneering work in herbal medicine, his clashes with the medical establishment and how anybody who disagreed with him was an idiot!


Family Craft Activities

11am to 3pm every day

Pot up a Potion 
Follow in the footsteps of Nicholas Culpeper and pot up some power using herbs from our garden!


Just want to do crafts? Enjoy our brand new crafts only ticket for only £1.50 per child! Plus, accompanying adults go free! You'll also have the option to upgrade if you'd like to enjoy all that the museum has to offer!