Pupils in Cheshire West can look forward to being grossed out by blood, guts and flatulence while hopefully learning something about the history of medicine.
Set within the medieval Water Tower, the interactive museum has welcomed thousands of visitors since opening in August but wants to share its story with local young people.
The venue is home of the now infamous Chester Plague Doctor – who gained international coverage when spotted around the city at night time as part of the launch publicity for the event.
Richard Euston from Big Heritage said: “This attraction is about celebrating Chester’s past through the health and wellbeing of its residents across the centuries. The place is perfect for primary schools with a medieval or local history topic, and secondary schools studying GCSE Medicine Through Time.
“We are offering free visits for schools to ensure engagement with young people across the region, something we are passionate about as an organisation.”
Open seven days a week in peak season, the attraction is now closing mid-week to welcome private school visits, with every primary school in Cheshire West and Chester entitled to a completely free structured school trip to the attraction.
Alongside free school visits, a series of Halloween events are being organised over half term, including a ‘Pumpkin Patch’ and after-dark ‘Death Tours’. As well as the plague doctor, the venue hosts a series of hands-on, educational and gruesome activities.
The attraction is owned and managed by award-winning heritage agency Big Heritage, with support from Cheshire West and Chester Council and Wellcome Trust.
For more information, visit www.SicktoDeath.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for school bookings.