The museum will temporarily close for refurbishment on March 18, 2017 (museum will open this day from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm), and it will not re-open until July, 2017. In preparation for the closure we will also be closed for one day on Monday, 27 February, 2017. If you have already booked a group talk, it will take place as scheduled. For more information you can contact us at info@oldoperatingtheatre.com or at 02071882679. Remember to follow us on social media for progress reports.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret Team


IMG_20160505_201858Discover Europe’s oldest surviving operating theatre.

Dated to 1822 it was housed within the attic of an 18th century church.

The attic was used once by apothecaries to store herbs from which to make medicines.

The museum is open daily from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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