Are you ready to step into the shoes of a 19th Century medical student?

We’re excited to announce that our new augmented reality experience is now LIVE for summer 2021.

Created in partnership with tech specialist Arcade Ltd, our app gives Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret audiences – onsite or at home – the chance to come face to face with a surgeon from the early 19th century. Mr Benjamin Travers was a renowned British surgeon who was appointed as lead demonstrator at Old St Thomas’ Hospital and was in charge when the women’s operating theatre was created. The Lancet, one of the oldest medical journals, describes his operation on Mrs Elizabeth Raigen, a patient whose injuries required her leg to be amputated below the knee. Across three short monologues, ‘Mr Travers’ introduces the user (playing the role of a new medical student) to the operating theatre and explains Mrs Raigen’s surgery.

All you need to do is download our free app on your own mobile device, and then look for the icons to bring Mr Travers to life. 

Once installed, click on the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garrets logo on your mobile, and follow the instructions. You will need to line up your camera screen with the identical image seen below, to start the experience:

Mr Travers Augmented Reality Experience