Halloween events @”Sick to Death”

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Blood, Plague and ‘rampant syphilis’ on offer for Halloween Weekend in Chester

Bloody stories of Chester’s past are set to be brought back to life for Halloween as part of a spooky offering at the walls-based ‘Sick To Death’ attraction.


Sick to Death, based in the historic water tower, already explores diseases, dying and death in Medieval Chester, but a series of Halloween events will be running alongside the exhibit, ranging from family friendly pumpkin carving to actor-led Death Tours set within the towers at night.

From 27th October to Sunday 6th November, families can enjoy a range of spooky craft activities as part of the usual entrance fee, with the chance to carve and take away your pumpkin for just a pound.

Over the Halloween weekend, the medieval towers will be opening ‘after dark’ for limited-ticket tours led by a series of grizzly characters from Chester’s past. Whilst the team behind Sick to Death will not release information about the tour, they can confirm the notorious Chester Plague Doctor makes an appearance.

Richard Euston, Project Officer at Sick to Death said: “Clearly, Halloween is the perfect time to visit Sick to Death. We have lots planned in the daytime for families but this actor-led tour will send chills down the spine of visitors. We can confirm the Plague Doctor plays a part, but he is bringing along some friends to play, all of whom were real people from the city’s past. There is blood, plague and rampant syphilis, so it’s not recommended for small children or those with heart conditions.”

More information and tickets are available now online:  www.SicktoDeath.org

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