Big Heritage presents the Roman Medicine Roadshow
Ludus Scorpius will be entertaining the crowds with gladiatorial combat and having their injuries examined by our Roman medical healer using herbal remedies and 'gifts to the gods'.
Meanwhile SoCocoRouge, Liverpool's most exciting make up artists, will be using their skills to inflict willing visitors with battle wounds and scars.
The Romans had a pioneering role in the development of surgical instruments and this is what set their medicine apart in the ancient world.
We will have demonstrations of metalworking with the chance to ask questions about the skills needed to produce the precise and intricate medical tools used by top Roman surgeons.
Galen of Pergamon is arguably the most important figure in the history of Roman Medicine. Galen will be wandering around the museum offering 'medical advice' and possibly even performing emergency surgery on our gladiators if required...