The museum offers a number of talks and activities to the public. Some of our talks and activities require booking, but others are open to the public. These talks are covered with museum admission fees (£3.50 under 16, £5 concessions, £6.50 adults, £14 families).
Victorian Surgery Talk
Every Saturday 2:00pm
A surgical demonstration presented within the original architecture of the old operating theatre of St. Thomas’s Hospital of 1822. Before the advent of anaesthesia, an operation had to be swift. Without hand-washing or antiseptics, the chance of later infection was high.
Not recommended for small children.
Booking is advised due to limited capacity. To make a reservation you can call us at 020 71882679, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Herbs, the Garret and the Old Operating Theatre
Every Sunday 2:00pm
In the past, medicines were made from plants, animals and even precious stones.
Learn how ‘drugs’ such as foxglove, myrrh, and unicorn horns were used.
Examine real herbs in the attic space, originally used by the apothecary of St Thomas’ Hospital.
Booking is advised due to limited capacity.
To make a reservation you can call us at 020 71882679, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Sunday at 12:00.
Want to learn more about the museum’s history? You can now book a museum talk on Sundays. Max. of 10 people. Booking is required. To make a reservation you can call us at 020 71882679, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
En Castellano e Italiano
Every Saturday 12:00-12:30 Spanish; 12:30-1:00 pm Italian
Want to learn more about the museum’s history? English is not your first language? You can now book a museum talk on Saturdays in Spanish and Italian. Max. of 10 people. Booking is required. To make a reservation you can call us at 020 71882679, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
El museo ofrece una charla en castellano todos los sábados entre las 12:00. Es necesario reservar sitio ya que solo podemos acomodar como máximo 10 personas. Para reservar llamar 020 71882679, o enviar un correo a email@example.com.
Il museo offre pure un breve guida in italiano ogni Sabato alle 12:30. Per participare, si prega di prenotare in anticipo via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org o chiamando al nostro numero di telefono: 020 71882679.
Drop-In Art Sessions
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
The museum welcomes individual artists in our drop-in art sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 5:00pm. We can only accommodate a maximum of 2 people per day, so booking in advance is advised. We have paper, pencils, and stools available at the museum.
IS IT SCARY?
Our talks can be graphic in content, particularly where describing the history of surgery. They are pitched at an adult audience and it last for up to 45 minutes. If in doubt please contact us to discuss the content of a particular event. We give some indication of age range below. Generally, children of 7 plus will find them suitable. However, the Museum itself has plenty of activities to divert the attention of children from the toddler upwards. Booking is not normally necessary, except for our Half Term events where it is highly recommended as the Museum has a capacity of only 60.