Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum is one of the most unusual museums in London. The Operating Theatre is the oldest in Europe and found in a unique space in the Herb Garret of St Thomas Church, and was part of old St Thomas Hospital.

The museum has a collection of objects and archives illustrating the history of the Old Operating Theatre, and Herb Garret.

We have objects and archives relating to:

  • Obstetrics
  • Midwifery
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Cupping and Bleeding
  • Nursing and Patient Care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Antiseptic surgery
  • Apothecaries and Herbal Medicine
  • St. Thomas's, Guy's and the Evelina Children's Hospital.

 

For more details of the Objects click here.

For more details of the archives click here.

For the Museum Collection On-Line click here.


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