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Heritage Lates: Brilliant Botany - medicinal plants of South America

Join the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre for a celebration of the Museums at Night festival on Friday 26th October.

Learn about two of South America’s medicinal plants; cinchona and curare. We will be hosting two lectures on these fascinating botanicals from anaesthetist and historian Dr. Ann Ferguson, and researcher, Kim Walker, from Kew Gardens. Handling objects and specimens will be on display.

Afterwards visitors will be treated to a gin master class where you can take away your own tailored gin sample, with more gin & tonics and South American nibbles served throughout the evening.

To top off this fun-filled evening, visitors will get an exclusive preview of the Heritage Centre’s new exhibition on muscle relaxants ‘Doctor Says Relax’.

Ticket price includes food and drinks at the reception.

Doors open 17:45pm. First lecture will begin at 18.15pm.

Tickets are non-refundable, however, if you purchase a ticket and you are then unable to attend, please contact the Heritage Centre and let them know. If they are able to re-sell your ticket, a refund might be possible. This will be taken on a case by case basis.

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