The Operating Theatre is the oldest in Europe and located the Herb Garret of St Thomas Church on extraordinary place. Built in 1821, the theatre has been restored and at the present counts with the original furniture and surgical equipment that look like torture implements. It has a 19th-century operating table and pathological specimens.
Note: The Museum is currently reorganising its Charitable Trust, changing to a Charitable Incorporate Organisation in April.
£6.20, £3.50 under-16s, £13.90 family (up to 2 adults and 4 children from same family)
A museum of surgical history and one of the oldest surviving operating theatres, the Old Operating Theatre Museum is an extraordinary place. Built in 1821, it’s been restored with all the original furniture and surgical equipment, including a 19th century operating table and pathological specimens.
So not one for the squeamish then. Either way, it’s a fascinating place to visit, and tells first hand about all the horrors and changes present in surgery over the decades, so it’s certainly a great place to visit.
Entrance fees are £6.20 for most adults, £3.50 for under 16s and £13.90 for families (including up to 2 adults and 4 children).