The atmospheric and unique Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret welcomes visits from groups and schools. Our interactive talks and walks will provide inspiring and stimulating perspectives for students following a prescribed syllabus and for anyone with a general interest in the social history of medicine.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the following group bookings may not be possible due to Covid-19 and social distancing requirements. Please contact to discuss any possible group visits.

Choose Your Group Session

How To Book Your Group Session

1. Please read our booking information booklet. This contains all the information needed to book a group visit and what to expect on the day.

2. Identify potential risks during your visit: click here for a sample risk assessment.

3. Complete the booking enquiry form. Every section on the form must be completed.

4. You will receive a response within 3 working days.

5. Please do not make travel arrangements until we have sent you an email to confirm your booking.

6. If the date(s) and time(s) you have requested are not available we will email you with alternatives.

7. The Museum requires full payment in advance of the visit. Once a date has been confirmed an invoice will be sent.

8. Please note that the Museum does not allow provisional bookings.


*The group size includes accompanying teachers/helpers

Talk Only

Key Stage 2 Group Size:

  • 1-20 people    – £70.00
  • 21-40 people  – £130.00
  • We cannot accommodate larger groups for this age range

Key Stage 3/4/5 Group Size:

  • 1-20 people    – £70.00
  • 21-40 people  – £130.00
  • 41-60 people  – £190.00

Higher Education & Adult Concession Group Size:

  • 1-20 people    – £120.00
  • 21-40 people  – £230.00
  • 41-60 people  – £340.00

Adults Group Size:

  • 1-20 people    – £150.00
  • 21-40 people  – £290.00
  • 41-60 people  – £470.00

Talk & Walk

Key Stage 3/4/5 group size:

  • 1-20 people    – £170.00
  • 21-40 people  – £320.00
  • 41-60 people  – £470.00

Higher Education & Adult Concession Group Size:

  • 1-20 people    – £240.00
  • 21-40 people  – £460.00
  • 41-60 people  – £680.00

Further considerations

  • After we have received your booking form, an invoice will be sent and payment must be made within 30 days.
  • There is no additional charge when booking a lecture.
  • Due to limited capacity, please respect your time slot as the museum staff may not be able to provide the lecture or walk due to other bookings. 
  • We can only accept a maximum of 55 people into the museum at one time, including teaching staff. This is due to fire safety regulations.
  • Educational lectures are open to all museum visitors; therefore no groups have exclusive access to the Museum. The public are free to quietly join the lecture but asked not to participate in the activity. 
  • At present the museum has no toilets on site. 

Refunds and cancellations

Please email should you wish to cancel a booking. A full refund will be given unless you are cancelling within 14 days of the scheduled visit. 

Please note: a telephone cancellation is not valid. If you do not cancel within this period, there is a £50 cancellation fee. This will be waived if you reschedule your visit.