Once again the North West Herbalist Group contributed to the annual Science Week at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This is the third year we have been invited to be there. The theme this year was “Mind and Body” and hundreds of visitors stopped by the herbal medicine display.
The group organised a ‘Treasure Hunt’ which was extremely popular with the children. Adults and children were also able to make their own tea bags from a selection of dried herbs. A short talk about how the human skeleton worked was given regularly throughout the day with Mr Bones our skeleton assisting. Younger children had a colouring sheet with a skeleton on it (quite appropriate with Halloween coming up!). With monographs showing herbal research, sensory games, NIMH posters and herbal books all on display there was something of interest for everyone.