9th December 2023
16th December 2023
23rd December 2023
plus 1 more date(s), see below for more info
|Saturdays as a 30-minute add-on to our 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm standard 1-hour tours.|
The Real Mary Kings Close
2 Warriston's Close, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1PG
|From £29/adult and £22/child (5 to 15 years old)|
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Uncover the secrets of 17th-century medicine with a hands-on workshop led by an expert from his time: Dr Arnott. As the wealthiest resident of Mary King’s Close, Dr Arnott once owned not one but two properties on the street. His wealth outstripped even that of his popular and business-savvy neighbour, the local merchant and city burgess, Mary King…The question is, how did he make his fortune?
Well, “urine” for a pee-culiar treat!
Dr Arnott trained at the Royal College for Physicians and Surgeons, specialising in internal medicine. An apothecary with a flair for the nitty gritty, his favourite method of examining his patients’ health was to analyse their urine for its colour, smell and… TASTE!
Yes, Dr Arnott really did drink pee for a living. And now, so can YOU. Join our Sampling Sensation experience and become one of Dr Arnott’s medical students. ALL your senses will be required as you examine patients’ samples (following Dr Arnott’s personal method) and create your own, herbal remedy.
It’s an ex-PEE-rience not to be missed!
Runs every Saturday throughout the year.
Visitors can upgrade from their standard 1-hour tour of The Real Mary King's Close to include a 30-minute sampling sensation workshop.
No under 5s permitted.
Additional Dates: 16 December 2023, 23 December 2023, 30 December 2023
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