Visiting us

Opening Times
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays to Sundays
10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret  


9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Opening Times


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tuesdays to Sundays 

10:30 am to 5:00 pm 

The Museum is located in central London, in the historic Borough of Southwark along the same street as the Shard, south of London Bridge. Search for a red brick church with white dressed stone on the corners. This is St Thomas' Church and the museum is located on the garret, or attic, of this church. The entrance is through the bell tower and 52-steps up a narrow spiral staircase. The museum is within walking distance of London Bridge Underground Station, Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral and other major attractions in the area including the rebuilt Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, and the Clink Prison.  

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**Due to the massive popularity of our weekend talks, and our limited capacity, the museum may have to close down for the duration of the talks from 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM on Saturdays and from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM on Sundays. If you wish to attend the talks, please, book in advance. Our must sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.** 

 Admission Prices 

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is a registered charity (Number 1155078). We do not receive any government funding and therefore we cannot offer free access to the Museum. The funds gathered from admissions go to support the Museum and its staff so that we can keep the space open so that future generations can discover for themselves the horrors of pre-anaesthesia and pre-antiseptics surgery in the women's operating theatre of Old St Thomas' Hospital.  

General Public

Full price Adult £6.50; Concession (students and over 60s with valid ID card) £5.00; Under 18 £3.50 Family (2 adults + up to 2 children under 18);  £15.00 – additional children +£1 each . 

National Trust  

As of the 1st of January 2019 we are no longer a partner of the National Trust. Therefore, there will be no discounts offered for National Trust Card Holders.  

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