Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Hidden in the roof above an old church, this is a 19th century operating theatre, herb garret and museum of surgery.

It's also on the original site of St Thomas' Hospital.

It's almost two museums in one, the restored old operating theatre itself, and next to it the herb garret, which was an early pharmacy.

Note that entrance is via a narrow spiral staircase.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,
9a St Thomas Street,
London,
SE1 9RY

Link to Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret's website

Future events at Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

The nearest station is London Bridge which is 0.1 miles away.


Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret - Latest News

Pay a visit to the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret
Pay a visit to the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret

Hidden away above an old church next to London Bridge station is one of the earliest surviving medical operating theatres, and it’s also open to the public.

200th anniversary of London’s oldest surviving surgical theatre
200th anniversary of London’s oldest surviving surgical theatre

Hidden away in the roof of an old church near London Bridge can be found the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe, and plans have been announced to mark its 200th anniversary.

Tickets Alert: Vampyr in an old operating theatre
Tickets Alert: Vampyr in an old operating theatre

Climb the narrow stairs up a church to a hidden medical operating theatre from Victorian times, to watch a horror movie from the 1930s.

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