Source: The Cornishman
PENZANCE'S most famous son is being brought back to life to help celebrate the 400th anniversary since being granted a Royal Charter.
The great works of Sir Humphry Davy will be showcased at a 'pop-up shop' at the former Peasgoods pharmacy – the site of the apothecary where he first practised as a young apprentice in the late 18th century.
'The Humphry Davy Experiment' will be an interactive opportunity to enjoy lively demonstrations of spectacular science, see artefacts celebrating Davy's illustrious career, watch projections of film footage explaining his numerous achievements and see examples of the ancient art of the apothecary.
The science experiments will include a vinegar volcano, make your own lava lamp, while the apothecary's display will include maggots, and leeches.
The Humphry Davy Project, a voluntary group established earlier this year, will also be promoting the idea of a 'Humphry Davy Quarter' in Penzance.
The group says such a regeneration project would bring new life to the town.
The Humphry Davy Experiment opens its doors tomorrow (Friday May 9th) from 10am to 4pm, from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission is free with donations to the Humphry Davy Project.
There will also be Blue Badge Guided town tours starting from the Humphry Davy statue on Saturday, May 10th at 10.30am, 2pm and 4pm and Sunday, May 11th at 11am and 4pm.
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