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Medieval Alchemist at Alnwick Castle

Meet Doctor John Greene, the (allegedly...) celebrated medieval alchemist, with lots of peculiar apparatus and bizarre materials! The 9th Earl of Northumberland (1585-1632) was particularly fascinated by alchemy, the study of how to turn base materials into gold and the pursuit of the creation of the Philosopher's Stone.

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Alnwick Castle welcomes Doctor John Greene to the castle, to amaze with his alchemical experiments and the art of this medieval science.

Will he be able to turn dragon's blood into gold? Will he blow up Artisans Courtyard? Is he scientist, magician, swindler or madman?

This event is free with admission. Activities may vary and will take place in Artisans Courtyard.


Alnwick Castle, from 22nd - 28th October

Find out more here on the Alnwick Castle website.

Earlier Event: October 20
Bamburgh Castle Ghost Tours
Later Event: October 26
Frankenstein: A Gothic Creation