Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret information

Location
London , England
Address
9a St Thomas St
SE1
Getting there
Tube: London Bridge
More information
www.thegarret.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £6.50/3.50
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm
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This unique museum, 32 steps up a spiral stairway in the tower of St Thomas Church (1703), is the unlikely home of Britain's oldest operating theatre. Rediscovered in 1956, the garret was used by the apothecary of St Thomas’s Hospital to store medicinal herbs. The museum looks back at the horror of 19th-century medicine – all pre-ether, pre-chloroform and pre-antiseptic.