It’s the summer holidays and we can’t wait to welcome you to Europe’s oldest surgical operating theatre!

This summer, head down to the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret and be captivated by our immersive and evocative space full of medical marvels and stories. Find out how they got the patients into the roof of a church; learn how 19th century surgeons performed an amputation; and explore the dubious remedies and potions of the Victorian quack doctor!

There are lots of onsite activities to take part in:

😃 Stimulate the brain cells with our Museum Trail

😃 Test those peepers with a medical themed Word Search and Crossword

😃 Read and add your own Remedy for the Mind, Body and Soul

😃 Meet Mr Benjamin Travers, our augmented reality experience

😃 Treat yourself to a unique gift in our Museum Shop

😃 Explore the local area with our London Bridge self-guided tour

😃 Get tickets to our Victorian Surgery talk

😃 Try our online quiz after your visit

😃 And if you’re still after more, try out some of our addictive online puzzles!


All Southwark Borough residents get a massive 30% off a Family Ticket from Friday 30th July to Saturday 4th September

To claim your 30% discount, either buy a Family Ticket online here (or at the desk), and on presentation of a utility bill or Southwark Presents card, your discount will be refunded.


Covid-19 safety measures

We know that some of our younger visitors may still not be vaccinated; we also understand that some of you may still be cautious about visiting indoor activities now Covid-19 restrictions have been eased. Please be reassured by our Summer 2021 Covid-19 safety measures which can be found here.

Summer Holiday fun and safety 2021
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