From Cupping to Cocaine: Health and Wellness for the Victorian Woman

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$20.00 incl. HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

In celebration of Women’s Day, join us for a tour that focuses on women’s health and wellness in the 19th Century through the 20th Century covering topics on childbirth, medical care and medicines, sports and health, recipes and the in home physician, as well as Victorian etiquette including the permanent effects of wearing a corset on women’s bodies. Refreshments will be served after the tour.

Availability: 6 available.

  • Not recommended for children 10 and under.
  • Mask or face covering are required.
  • Social distancing measures of 6 feet will be maintained between staff and fellow visitors.
  • There is no parking on site. There is parking on Fullerton St. across from the Eldon House Gardens or in and around Ridout St. N. 
  • In order to participate you will be required to answer a few screening questions upon your arrival to ensure the safety of both staff, vendors and fellow participants.
  • Please be aware that this event could be postponed or cancelled depending on pandemic developments.
  • For more information about our COVID-19 preventative procedures and measures please call 519-661-5169 or email
  • As of November 17:
    • Eldon House requires that all patrons, staff, volunteers and anyone entering the building must provide proof of full vaccination along with government issued photo ID in order to participate in any of our specialty tours, educational programs, adult programming and workshops. Guests must be fully vaccinated a minimum of two weeks prior to partaking in any of our programming. Exemptions include children 12 and under. We will accept recognize limited exemptions set out by the local and provincial health authorities.