Sensory Science

Pox, Poison and Prosthetics

Tuesday 23 February, 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Suitability: 18+


This session is specifically designed for anyone experiencing sight loss.  

In 2020 the pandemic meant that the medical face mask had a design makeover as we all wore them.  This session is going to look at three items on display at the Ulster museum that were all a response to health issues in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.  These are a Georgian patch box, a poison bottle and an artificial arm.  Hear the stories behind these museum objects that take us from the boudoir to the battle field.

Please book well in advance to avail of one of a limited number of complimentary packages which will be posted to your home address. Each package contains small items designed to enhance participants' connection with our theme.

Image shows blue cobalt glass poison bottle.  

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National Museums Northern Ireland