Museum

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

London, United Kingdom

Address

  • 9a St Thomas Street,
  • Southwark,
  • London SE1 9RY
  • United Kingdom

Regular hours

Monday
14:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 – 17:00
Thursday
10:30 – 17:00
Friday
10:30 – 17:00
Saturday
12:00 – 16:00
Sunday
12:00 – 16:00

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: London Bridge
Bus: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521, RV1
Train: London Bridge

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About

Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas' Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The original timber framed Herb Garret was once used to dry and store herbs for patients' medicines and in 1822 an operating theatre was included. Predating anaesthetics and antiseptics, it is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe. Access to the attic is through a narrow 52-step spiral staircase. 

Exhibitions and events

Art & Design Auction in aid of the Japanese Earthquake and International Emergency conducted by renowned auctioneer Dendy Easton.

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Art & Design Auction in aid of the Japanese Earthquake and International Emergency conducted by renowned auctioneer Dendy Easton.

16 Feb 2012

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

London, United Kingdom

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