The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret is situated in the roof space of St Thomas’ Church. The Church was dedicated to St Thomas Beckett and it probably originated as a chapel of the medieval hospital, but it is not
St Thomas’ is one of London’s oldest hospitals. It has been providing shelter and relief to the sick and needy since the twelfth century. Founded as part of the Augustinian Priory of St Mary Overie (meaning over the river), it was
WHEN WAS THE HOSPITAL FOUNDED? St. Thomas’s was described as ‘ancient’ in 1215. It is named after Thomas Becket who died in 1170. It was probably originally part of the Monastery of St Mary Overie which was founded in 1100.