BUXTON: Water and Well Women
You’re invited to visit the Buxton Pump Room to meet the Well Woman to take, taste and test the water. She needs your help to investigate the famous Buxton Waters.
- Meet Mary, an Edwardian Well Woman and learn about who she is and what she does.
- How people took ‘the waters’
- Test the waters to see what is so special about it
- Taste the waters and compare to tap water
- Gather findings and discuss
- Learn about the complete prescription of the cure, including exercise,
- Learn about the key features and history of the town, including the Victorian Pump Room
Meet Mary, an Edwardian Well Woman and learn about who she is and what she does.
Learn about how people took ‘the waters’.
Test the waters to see what is so special about it. Test temperature, taste, hardness, flow rate, pH.
Gather findings and discuss results. Reveal which water is the Buxton water!
Learn about the complete prescription of the cure, including exercise, whilst learning about the key features and history of the town with Mary’s exercise regime.
Learn to play the historic ‘Game of Graces’.
Drop off at the old Thermal Baths, welcome and safety briefing
Meet Mary the Buxton Well Woman sample, test and and sample the famous Buxton waters
Experience the story of Buxton and its famous water, with a guided exploration of the immersive and interactive Visitor Experience. The 9 rooms of the Visitor Experience are a unique learning environment to discover the story of how Buxton has changed over time. Your pupils can admire amazing architecture and play the interactive Water Cure game. Try on historical hats and fly on a virtual reality hot air balloon trip across the Peak District.
Learn a story of Roman visitors to Buxton, with the Fabula Aquae puppet performance and workshop. Can you help our auxilliary soldier save enough denarii for retirement?