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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is one of the oldest surviving operating suites (dating from 1822) and a museum of surgical history. The museum consists of the operating suite that was used in the days before anesthetics and antiseptic surgery and the herb garret to store and cure herbs used in healing. Besides this, Old Operating Theatre Museum displays artefacts that reveal the horrors of medicine and objects on medieval monastic health care, Florence Nightingale, nursing, medical and herbal medicine and the history of St Thomas’s, Guy's Hospital and Evelina Children's Hospital.

Old Operating Theatre Museum
9A St Thomas' Street
The Old Operating Theatre Museum
SE1 9RY London

Museum type(s)

Specialized & Alternative



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Opening hours

Monday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 05:00 pm

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Ace Card Valid
London Pass Free
Museums Association Valid
Adults £6.50
Reduced £5.00
Children £3.50


Family (2 adults up to 4 children): £13.90
Groups are welcome when pre-booked (over 10 people) and will receive a free lecture/introduction to the Mu...

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  • Museum shop

  • Child friendly


9A St Thomas' Street, London, England


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