The museum will temporarily close for refurbishment on March 18, 2017, 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 or at 02071882679. Remember to follow us on social media for progress reports.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret Team


shard-museumThe Museum is located in central London, in the historic Borough of Southwark, on the same street as the Shard, just south of London Bridge, and opposite minute walk from London Bridge Underground Station, Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral and a few minutes walk from the rebuilt Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the Clink Prison and other major attractions.


Underground connections:
Northern and Jubilee lines (London Bridge)

Mainline Rail connections stopping at London Bridge.

Buses: Bus station and taxis in concourse at London Bridge Station.: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521, RV1

Coaches: are usually able to stop briefly in St Thomas’s Street for set-down.

Parking: Union Car Parks, 53 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU, 020 7378 6639Union Car Parks, 70-78 St. Thomas St, London, SE1 3QU, 020 7378 9749 Euro Car Parks, 10 Tooley St, London, SE1 2PF, 020 7378 114




UNDER 16 £3.50

FAMILY (2 adults + up to 3 under 16s) £14.00


National Trust

FULL £3.75 CONC £2.50 FAMILY £7


Disabled access to the Museum is limited.  It is in the attic space of a 300 year old church and entrance is via a narrow spiral staircase.
There are braille guides to the museum and an induction loop is available for talks.
Planning permission to make changes to the listed building, allowing lift access has been awarded and, development plans will be implemented when funds are in place.
Alternatively, Museum staff can give talks to your group. For further details on access please contact the Museum.


Toilets: Please note the Museum does not have visitor toilet facilities.Visitors are advised to use the public toilets at Guy’s Hospital or Borough Market.

Refreshments: The Museum does not have a cafe although there are many cafes and restaurants in the area including the very fine food available at the famous Borough Market.